Regulator welcomes loss of council watchdog role
The Care Quality Commission has welcomed health services minister Paul Burstow’s announcement in November that the CQC will no longer conduct an annual performance assessment of councils’ commissioning of adult social care.
The social care regulator says it “will still have an important role to play, which will be defined over the coming months” adding that it would make further announcements about its plans as they develop. The Commission said it was working with the Department of Health, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association, and Local Government Improvement & Development to shape the new approach.
The discontinuation of the annual performance assessment will take place with immediate affect. Councils will not be required to collate or submit data against the Our Health, Our Care, Our Say outcomes framework for the 2010-11 assessment year.