‘E-Teams’ will give the regulator new muscle


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

Seven new specialist enforcement teams will tackle poorly performing care services, under new proposals agreed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). The CSCI says the move reflects the Commission’s commitment to improving services and eliminating bad practice. CSCI chair Dame Denise Platt said that, while much progress had already been made, there was still more to do. “The new regional enforcement teams will allow us to be more effective at tackling poor providers, not just in responding to concerns, but also being clearer about when, and how long, providers should be given time to improve before taking enforcement action to close them down,” said Dame Denise. “We will work with the Government to see how the law on protecting adults can be brought into line with the laws protecting children, to ensure that the rights and welfare of vulnerable adults are promoted and safeguarded in the same way as for children. “We are also seeking additional powers of prosecution in situations where





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

The NHS and all that jazz

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Last week the National Health Service marked its 70th anniversary. The irony is that, when this all too human institution...

The bland leaving the bland?

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

The headline for an interview which Sir David Behan, the Care Quality Commission’s departing chief executive, gave to The Guardian...

IT comes to CQC

By guest blogger JOHN BURTON

This month, IT is coming to CQC in person. David Behan is leaving, and DB’s replacement is IT, Ian Trenholm...