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Our next phase of regulation

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We want your views on changes we’re planning to the way we regulate health and adult social care services.

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The way that health and social care is delivered is changing, and we want to develop our approach to respond to emerging new care models.

We've also now carried out a comprehensive inspection of every NHS trust in England. We propose to use this understanding together with improved systems for gathering intelligence to move towards more targeted inspections for NHS trusts.

Alongside this consultation, we are consulting jointly with NHS Improvement on our approach to leadership and use of resources in NHS trusts.

These plans reflect the priorities we set out in our five year strategy for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach.

We'll publish a second consultation in Spring 2017, which will focus on how we regulate adult social care and primary medical services.

What this consultation covers

We're seeking views on:

  • principles for how we'll regulate new models of care and complex providers

  • changes to our assessment frameworks across all sectors to reduce complexity and create more consistency

  • how we'll register services for people with learning disabilities

  • the way we'll regulate NHS trusts and foundation trusts from April 2017 – including how we might change our approach to rating them.

Consultation documents

Next phase of regulation: consultation document PDF | 556.09 KB

Annex A1: CQC’s assessment frameworks for healthcare services – key lines of enquiry and characteristics of ratings PDF | 356.24 KB

Annex A2: CQC’s assessment frameworks for adult social care services – key lines of enquiry and characteristics of ratings PDF | 372.12 KB

Annex B: Registering the right support – updated guidance on registering learning disability services PDF | 186.77 KB

Registering the right support: Easy to read PDF | 1.14 MB

How to give your views

Read the consultation documents and tell us what you think using our online form. You can also send us your comments by email or post.

This consultation closes on Tuesday 14 February 2017.

Online: Complete our next phase consultation form

Post: Freepost RTTE-JTBT-ZTHH
Next phase consultation
Care Quality Commission
151 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 92Z

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Last updated:
21 December 2016