Ursell: new regulator should recognise nursing homes as delivering healthcare
The Government’s decision to establish a single regulator covering the whole of health and social care has been welcomed in principle by the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA).
Following introduction of the Health and Social Care Bill to the House of Commons in late November, the RNHA says the proposal to create a new Care Quality Commission opens up a golden opportunity to put right existing problems with the regulation of care.
The RNHA supports the Government’s stated commitment to flexible and responsive‚ regulation and a consistent approach across all providers of health and social care, including the NHS.
Commenting on the Department of Health’s recently published response to an earlier public consultation on the proposals for a new regulator, the RNHA’s chief executive officer Frank Ursell said: “We welcome its statement that regulation should be proportionate and should not place unreasonable demands on the providers of care or distract them from