Unhappy times for CQC


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

Comment by Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

“I think regulation is in a very perilous state at the moment.” – so said Martin Green, chief executive of the English Community Care Association at the two-day CareAgenda event in January.
While it is, perhaps, part of Mr Green’s job to overstate the case when talking about funding and commissioning, I am sure he would not be alone in yearning for some calm on the regulatory ocean after a decade of turmoil, and I think he was just telling it like it is.
It would be a hard call to put any positive spin on where the Care Quality Commission (CQC) finds itself at the moment. Called into being less than 12 months’ ago – the third incarnation of the national social care regulator in the last 10 years – the CQC is now an amalgam of three regulatory bodies, the former CSCI, the Healthcare Commission and the Mental Health Act Commission.
Having spent the greater part of last year sorti





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Flu jabs – a vexed question

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

As the days grow shorter and temperatures fall, the annual anxiety about ‘flu and whether or not to be vaccinated...

Health & social care integration – an epic quest of the 21st Century

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

For centuries, marine explorers sought to find a ‘North West Passage’ whereby ships could travel from the North Atlantic, across...

Getting it right – all the time

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

It is a truism that the sort of care residents receive varies very substantially between homes; on this point Care...