Tuesday, 28 March 2017

CQC Introduces New Equality Objectives for Health and Social Care

The CQC has published ambitious new equality objectives for 2017-19.  Affecting how they operate internally and many of the services they inspect.

The new objectives focus on the CQC’s regulatory role in improving equality.

Through their inspections, they will check that providers make person-centred care work for everyone, from all equality groups – for example for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people using adult social care or mental health inpatient services.

They will be looking at:
  • reducing barriers and improving access to primary care for migrants, asylum seekers, Gypsies and Travellers, to help address their poor health outcomes.
  • how people in specific equality groups are supported on referral, transfer between services - including adult social care services and health services - on discharge from hospital and in primary care.
  • leadership for equality - making sure the leadership that is needed in health and social care services, to ensure equality, is present. 

The Objectives

  1. Person centred care and equality
  2. Accessible information and communication
  3. Equality and the well-led provider
  4. Equal access to pathways of care
  5. Continue to improve equality of opportunity for our staff and those seeking to join CQC.

Further Information

You can find out more about these objectives and how they will be measured at: http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20170321_equality_objectives_2017-19.pdf

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