CQC seeks views on its vision for the future – consultation launched
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation.
CQC has changed the way it works over the past three years and in its consultation document Shaping the Future, it sets out a vision for the future regulation of health and social care.
The way health and social care is delivered has changed and is continuing to change, with increasing numbers of acute NHS trusts providing social care, more GP federations, and technology playing a greater role in the way services are delivered – coupled with the demographic challenge of increasing numbers of older people with needs that will be met by more than one service. In this consultation document, the CQC sets out proposals that respond to these new ways of working.
CQC is also asking for views on its proposed approach to using data, which will support a risk-based approach to regulation. In turn, this will support a more targeted and tailored inspection programme that allows CQC to inspect services rated good and outstanding less frequently and to lend greater support to those performing less well.
Find out more about the consultation and how you can share your views here
Healthwatch Birmingham are calling for input from the public and our Volunteers so please feel free to share your comments below. Any comments will not be a formal response to the consultation – all formal responses should be shared via the link above.