Ursell: regulator should not crow about closures

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

Nursing home leaders say the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is talking tough about closing down poorly performing homes while not getting its own act in order on basic registration and inspection processes.
Responding to CQC’s announcement in late September that it had closed down 34 care homes in the past 12 months, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) urged the commission to improve its own performance and give care homes greater credit for major improvements in the quality of care since National Minimum Standards were introduced in 2002/03.
RNHA chief executive officer Frank Ursell said all existing care homes had been required by CQC to submit fresh applications to maintain their registration, yet with less than 36 hours to go before CQC is supposed to publish the names of all the homes that have been re-registered, the RNHA was receiving complaints from owners and managers that they hadn’t even been notified whether their

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