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Our 2013 to 2016 strategy set out fundamental changes to the way we regulate services. We're seeking to build on this with our 2016 to 2021 strategy, to ensure the way we work is flexible and responsive enough to keep pace with changes in the sectors we regulate.

Why our strategy is evolving

The way that health and social care is delivered is changing. To keep up, we need to be able to register and inspect new models of care and comment on quality for specific population groups and across areas. We also need to consider how to support care providers to use resources as efficiently as possible, and look at how we can do our own job with fewer resources. We want to move towards a more collaborative approach, one where providers can recognise the need for improvement and act on it themselves, rather than relying on external regulation.

Our consultation document Shaping the future sets out how we propose to meet these challenges. We're asking members of the public, care providers and stakeholders to tell us what they think of our plans – it's the third and final part of our consultation on our five-year strategy.

The next phase of our hospital inspections

We're also asking for your views on how to develop the way we inspect hospitals as our current programme of hospital inspections comes to an end and we begin planning our new programme.

Find out more about our plans for the next phase of our hospital inspections.

2013 to 2016 strategy

In our 2013 to 2016 strategy, we set out our plans to change the way we regulate health and social care services.

Our strategy for 2013 to 2016 PDF | 644.33 KB

Last updated:
26 January 2016