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Your spotlight on local services

Consultation on changes to the way CQC inspect, regulate and monitor care services


The CQC strategy for 2013 to 2016 sets out a clear purpose - to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and to encourage care services to make improvements.

The CQC want your feedback on the plans they have developed to help ensure that people receive high-quality care.

They want your feedback on their plans to:

  • inspect all care services, NHS trusts and foundation trusts and independent acute hospitals.
  • develop clear standards of care that health and social care services must meet.
  • make better use of information and evidence we receive to decide when, where and what to expect.
  • introduce Chief Inspectors to lead national teams of expert inspectors which will include people who receive care, clinical experts and others.
  • develop a ratings system to help people choose between services and to encourage services to make improvements.
  • make sure that directors or leaders of organisations have made legal commitments to provide safe and high-quality care, and are personally held to account for it.

To find out more about the consultation and ways to get involved and give your views, click here.

In addition, CQC are also carrying out regional events across the country from Monday 1 July. If you are interested in attending one of these events please register your interest here.