Care Quality Commission asks for bigger budget to carry out annual inspections
Annual inspections could again become the norm for care homes if the Care Quality Commission is successful in its request to Government for a 10% increase to its current budget.
A CQC spokesman has told Caring Times that, having completed internal reviews and listened to what people who use services and their families – and providers – want, CQC believes that an increase in the number of inspections is key.
“We have therefore made a submission to the Department of Health for additional resources of around £15m – about 10% of our current budget,” the spokesman said.
“This would make it possible for us to increase the number of inspectors and enable them to carry out an inspection of every adult social care service and independent healthcare service at least once a year, rather than the two-year target that we are currently working to. ”