Excellence scheme: ‘hear our voice’ says ECCA
The English Community Care Association (ECCA) has appealed to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to listen to the voices of the sector regarding their proposals for an excellence scheme.
ECCA chief executive Martin Green said there had been some clear messages to CQC about the approach they intended to take to excellence, and the consultation on the development of the scheme would be a real indicator as to whether or not the CQC has actually listened to advice.
“The cost of regulation has been rising significantly and yet the performance of the regulator is of an unacceptably low standard,” said Mr Green.
“Their proposal to have an excellence scheme which does not differentiate between levels of quality will not be fit for purpose and there is certainly no justification for levying an extra cost on an already overburdened sector.
“CQC must wake up to the fact that cha