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New approach to inspecting community health care

19 December 2013
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More inspections of healthcare in the community carried out by larger teams spending more time observing care are amongst changes to the way we treat these services announced today.

These plans feature in our ‘fresh start’ document for community health, the latest sector for which we have set out ways in which we’re changing our approach.

Health services are now increasingly likely to be delivered in people’s homes, health centres and community hospitals and this makes joined up care between different providers and agencies important.

Our new approach to inspecting these services will see teams include:

  • Expert CQC inspectors
  • Sector specialists and clinicians – for example nurses, health visitors, allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, GPs, paediatricians, sector directors and managers
  • Experts by Experience – our comprehensive inspections will always involve people who have experience of using care services.

You can read more about the new plans in the document below or our press release: CQC sets out new plans for inspecting community health care.

We've also made it available in an easy to read format.

Last updated:
29 May 2017