The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is carrying out a second consultation on a set of proposals which will help shape its next phase of healthcare and social care regulation in England. For the next 8 weeks, anyone with an interest is encouraged to have their say.

They are seeking views on proposals to:

  • regulate primary medical services and adult social care services
  • improve the structure of registration, and clarify our definition of registered providers
  • monitor, inspect, and rate new models of care and large or complex providers
  • use their unique knowledge to encourage improvements in the quality of care in local areas
  • carry out their role in relation to the fit and proper persons requirement.

David Behan, Chief Executive of the CQC, said: ‘As providers respond to the rapidly changing health and care landscape by exploring new models of care, we are consulting on how we will regulate these to ensure that we encourage improvement, collaboration, and innovation while ensuring that people get good, safe care. I hope as many people as possible will take the time to read our proposals and tell us what they think.’

Visit the CQC website to read the proposals in more detail and learn more about taking part in the consultation.