The Care Quality Commission takes shape

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


The battle to retain a regulatory body serving solely social care has been decisively lost; Gordon Brown decided to rationalise public sector regulation in his Treasury days and he was not likely to change his mind once he became Prime Minister. The Department of Health, despite having twice reviewed and rejected the idea of merging health and social care regulators, had no alternative but to capitulate, and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), which opposed its own demise on principled as well as self-serving grounds, also eventually recognised force majeur, though it has since fought a doughty rearguard action on social care’s behalf.


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