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Can CQC Be Better Suited For Purpose ?
David Walters from Care Homes insurance services, highlights actions undertaken by CQC at Sussex Care Home and asks the question can CQC be made more suited to purpose. David said "I would welcome a debate on how CQC should behave and what society at large wants/expects from them. Maybe we could start with asking CQC what they understand their role to be? "
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Care Act 2014: How should local authorities deliver the care and support reforms? Please give us your views
Consultation on draft regulations and guidance for implementation of part 1 of the Care Act in 2015/16.
The announcement that the Care Quality Commission are proposing to extend the system used to drive up standards in hospitals "special measures" to care homes makes for a good headline about the regulator being tough. I see that Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, makes clear CQC are "calling time on poor care". This is understandable given that the regulator is also in the firing line by the media whenever poor care practices are revealed.
New research from Age UK shows that 960,000 people aged 65 or over have had to spend less on food in the last 2 years.