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19th January 2021

Bullet points of draft CQC strategy (Last update: 19.01.21)

You can download the highlights of the draft CQC strategy here:

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Bullet points of draft CQC strategy

  • The CQC are now consulting on their new strategy that will define the way they work for the foreseeable future
  • The consultation is now open until 4th March 2021 and they want to hear your views
  • There are 4 themes to the strategy:
  1. People and communities
  2. Smarter regulation
  3. Safety through learning
  4. Accelerating improvement

They have suggested in the consultation that:

  • The CQC will engage more with the community and people that use services to ensure they are able to share their views
  • They will focus more on the information they hold about local area when assessing quality
  • They will be more proactive when collecting, sharing and using data they hold about services
  • They will use the data and information to identify risks and the need for action
  • There will be less regular on-site inspections, and when they do take place, they will focus on speaking to people and observing practice
  • Ratings will be more flexible and responsive, and will be changed when evidence indicates it is necessary
  • Reports will be shorter, easier to read and targeted to the audience
  • There will be a focus on the environmental impact of the service
  • There will be a focus on safety and how services have learnt from concerns
  • Equality, diversity, human rights and the culture of services will be central to understanding the quality of the service
  • They will provide or signpost help and advice to encourage improvement

 

The full consultation and how to respond can be found at: https://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/consultations/world-health-social-care-changing-so-are-we

 

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Ed Watkinson

QCS Director of Care Quality

Ed serves as part of the Senior Management team at QCS. He is lead on the development of new quality assurance, compliance and care management policies and procedures. Read more

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