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Your voice on health and social care

CQC launches second phase of consultation


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched the second in a series of three consultations aimed at simplifying and strengthening the way it regulates. It is proposing changes to how it regulates adult social care and primary medical services; changes which will help it to use information more effectively so it can target  inspections in services where there is greatest risk to the quality and safety of care.

 Next phase of regulation - consultation 2

 The CQC is seeking views on specific proposals for how it will:

  • regulate primary medical services and adult social care services
  • improve the structure of registration, and clarify the definition of registered providers
  • monitor, inspect and rate new models of care and large or complex providers
  • use its unique knowledge to encourage improvements in the quality of care in local areas
  • carry out its role in relation to the fit and proper persons requirements

The proposals explain how it will combine its approaches and work together where providers are delivering services across the hospital, primary care or adult social care sectors. The CQC will also continue to work and learn with services as they change and adopt innovative ways of providing care.

 The CQC is grateful for your feedback to this second consultation, which it will use to develop the next phase of its regulatory work in the areas outlined above.

 Ways to respond:

If you have any queries about the consultation, please contact the CQC by:

The consultation closes on Tuesday  August 2017.

 Look out for our next phase of regulation – consultation 3

Later in 2017/18, the CQC will publish its third next phase consultation. This will include specific proposals for how it will regulate and rate independent healthcare services, starting during 2018/19.