Wednesday, 22 July 2015

5,000 adult social care services now rated by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have announced that they have now rated almost 5,000 adult social care services across the country, and that 58% of those services were judged to be Good and Outstanding – and that some of those that are rated as Good will also have some Outstanding features.

The Care Quality Commission state that they are initially responding to risks and concerns, and so the early ratings released may show a higher proportion of poor care than will be found overall once all 17,000 care homes across the country have been rated (which will be by September 2016).

In addition, the CQC's inspection programme has changed and the inspections themselves are now more thorough, generally involving a greater number of "inspectors" and really 'getting under the skin' of the service. Therefore, some previously compliant services may now find they are being rated as Requiring Improvement or Inadequate.

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