CQC launches formal consultation on new strategy


The CQC is asking care home providers for their thoughts on its new strategy in a formal consultation which was published yesterday.

In its new document, the CQC sets out four themes designed to enable more effective regulation and help it become more flexible in managing risk and uncertainty.

The four themes are:

1: People and communities: ensuring regulation is driven by people’s experiences and what they expect and need from health and care services.

2: Smarter regulation: ensuring assessments are more flexible and dynamic and being smarter with data so that visits are more targeted, with a sharper focus on what the CQQ needs to look at.

3: Safety through learning: ensuring all services have stronger safety cultures and learn lessons and taking action to protect people when lesson are not learnt.

4: Accelerating improvement: doing more to make improvement happen by targeting priority areas that need support the most.

You can read the full strategy in more detail here: www.cqc.org.uk/strategy2021consultation

The consultation will run for 8 weeks, closing on 4 March 2021.

A second consultation will follow later this month focused on proposals to drive the regulator’s response to the pandemic in the short term and to also lay the foundations to deliver its next strategy and future regulatory model.

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