RNHA welcomes consultation on merger of regulators

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Registererd Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has welcomed what it says looks like the end of the “will they, won’t they?” saga of whether the Government really intends to go ahead with its proposed merger of the currently separate health care and social care regulators. With the long-awaited publication of a consultation document on a plan to bring the Healthcare Commission and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) together under one roof, the RNHA said the time had come to ask some fundamental questions about the way in which both health and social care services would be regulated in the future. RNHA chief executive officer Frank Ursell said there had been mixed feelings when the Government originally signalled its intention to abolish the two existing regulators, which had only relatively recently been established at that point. “It all smacked of the Government chopping and changing its mind,” said Mr Ursell. “At least it gives us all a fresh opportunity to review the whole basis

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