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Independence, accountability and trust": Three qualities for 'healthy regulation

At a lecture last week, our Chief Executive David Behan told a packed audience of government advisors, improvement partners, regulators, public representatives and others of the importance for CQC to be independent, accountable and trusted.

Councils Force Further Erosion of Real-Term Fee Rates for Care Homes

While fees paid last year saw a small uplift (though still failing to match inflation) which provided some respite to operators, this year"s findings signal a continuation into a fifth year of a dangerous trend which has seen these fee rates fall significantly in real terms in each successive year since 2010/11.

CQC consults on how providers can meet new 'fundamental standards' of care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has drafted guidance on how the 46,000 health and adult social care providers and services that it regulates across England can meet the government's new regulations on care and what actions it will take when they fail.

Care Minister Norman Lamb fears exploitation of vulnerable older people over care home top-up fees.

Care Minister Norman Lamb fears "exploitation" of vulnerable older people over care home top-up fees.

Wraxall Granary care home abuse: staff sentences will stand

The sentences given to three former care home workers who mistreated a resident will not be increased, the attorney general's office has said.

Derbyshire County Council expects to pay out 8m to care homes in dispute

A three-year legal battle over how much a council should pay to care homes could be settled with an £8m payment.