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Guidance to help services meet new regulations
This consultation has closed
We stopped collecting responses for our consultation on the fit and proper persons requirement for directors and the duty of candour for NHS bodies on 5 September 2014.
We stopped collecting responses for our consultation on our guidance about the regulations for all other health and social care services and our enforcement policy on 17 October 2014.
We asked people to give us their views on our proposed guidance for service providers to help them meet new regulations. These regulations:
- set out new fundamental standards for all care providers.
- say what services could do to make sure they are open and honest with people when something goes wrong with their care and treatment (known as 'duty of candour').
- make it clear that directors and others in authority are responsible for the overall quality and safety of care (known as the 'fit and proper persons requirement for directors')
The fundamental standards replace the existing standards, which are explained in the Guidance about compliance: Essential standards of quality and safety.
We consulted on our proposed guidance for providers of care services to help them meet the new regulations.
We also consulted on guidance about how we use our enforcement powers to improve care services and protect the health, safety and welfare of people who use them.
We asked people to tell us if they thought the guidance was clear, helpful and if we had missed anything.
Our consultation response
We'd like to thank everyone who responses to our consultation. Read our response to find out what changes we have made as a result of your feedback.
We used the responses we received during this consultation to refine our approach. We published our guidance for NHS bodies on 20 November 2014.
Read our full guidance for all health and social care sectors and our enforcement policy.
- Last updated:
- 2 April 2015