CQC says it will close failing care services
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Adult social care services in England that fail to improve within a year of being rated as Inadequate overall will face closure as part of the Care Quality Commission’s plans to tackle failing care.
The announcement followed a CQC board meeting in mid-December, in response to health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s request in July that the regulator develop a ‘special measures’ regime for adult social care in England. Since then, CQC says it has been developing what this could look like with people using services and their carers, providers and their representatives, commissioners, our staff and national partners.
CQC is now seeking further views from anyone who wishes to have their say on the latest special measures proposals before the final policy is published in March 2015. Chief inspector of adult social care Andrea Sutcliffe said the proposals set out CQC’s thinking about when a provider is placed into special measures and the timescale they would have to improve.
“We are now in the final stages of developing the special measures policy and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved so far and encourage anyone who has an interest to share their views with us,” said Ms Sutcliffe.
- More information about the special measures proposals for adult social care and access to the web feedback form is available at: http://www.cqc.org.uk/ascspecialmeasures The web form will remain open until Friday, 30 January.