Wednesday, 5 August 2015

CQC starts new strategy development

In 2013, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) launched Raising Standards, Putting People First – a three year strategy introducing its new approach to regulation including the appointment of three chief inspectors.

It is now developing a new strategy to be launched in spring 2016. This will be a five year strategy that will set out CQC’s vision for health and social care quality regulation in the future.

The development of the new strategy is taking place within an ever-changing environment in which people are living longer lives, expectations on the quality of health and social care are changing, the population is growing and technology is advancing.

The CQC will be consulting with all its audiences on its future strategy in an open and collaborative way to ensure it is making the right decisions.

It has set up a web survey to help it develop its new strategy. This is an informal opportunity to feed into the strategy as it develops. In early 2016, the CQC will run a formal consultation on its proposed approach, before publishing a finalised strategy later in the year.

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