‘No confidence’ in the ‘shambolic’ CQC regulation system
In concluding his presentation to the National Care Homes Congress, English Community Care Association chief executive Martin Green described social care’s regulatory landscape as being “in chaos, run by a shambolic management and in need of root and branch reform”.
The vigorous acclaim these comments elicited from congress delegates prompted Andrew Larpent, chair of the National Care Forum and chief executive of Somerset Care, to propose that the Congress should make a formal expression of no confidence in the capacity of the Care Quality Commission to discharge its functions. The statement, which was signed by many delegates over the two days of the Congress, was sent to the Prime Minister and the Health Secretary. The statement read as follows:
At the National Care Homes Congress in Birmingham on 22 June 2011 delegates discussed the regulation of health and social care. It was agreed by delegates that robust and effective regulation of serv