The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has drafted guidance on how the health and adult social care providers and services that it regulates across England can meet the government's new regulations on care.
The new "fundamental standards" are more focused and clear about the care that people should always expect to receive. They were discussed in Parliament earlier this month and will come into effect by next April.
These standards include both the new "duty of candour" and the "fit and proper persons" requirements. These will require providers to be open and honest when things go wrong and to hold directors to account when care fails people. These two requirements will apply to NHS trusts from October.
CQC has issued its draft guidance on how providers can meet the eleven fundamental standards as part of a public consultation.
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