The CQC is planning to overhaul its inspections and monitoring processes, as part of proposed changes to its regulation of health and social care.
The plans also include ‘improvements’ to the structure of registration, the CQC’s (Care Quality Commission) definition of ‘registered providers’ and an ‘updated approach’ to the fit and proper persons requirement. The proposals are open for consultation for eight weeks – and doctors can have their say now.
Focus on improvement
The plans also include the CQC increasing its focus on adult social care services that are repeatedly rated as ‘requires improvement’ and changes to how providers should engage in the ‘fit and proper persons’ requirement for directors and the information that the CQC will be expecting from them.
And the consultation proposes that large, complex, providers will have a relationship with one person at the CQC, with inspections of these settings usually taking place within specific pre-determined time slots.