Our new assessment framework will apply to providers, local authorities and integrated care systems.
Our ratings and 5 key questions will stay central to our approach. We will continue to use:
- 5 key questions (safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led)
- 4-point ratings scale (outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate).
We will let you know when this new assessment framework will affect you. Meanwhile, we continue our current methods to monitor, assess and rate providers.
Under each key question there are a set of quality statements. These describe what good care looks like and link to the regulations.
An outline of the process, when it will affect providers, and links to guidance
To make our judgements more structured and consistent, we have six categories of evidence we collect.