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News - 17 May 2013

Quality Care Commission: strategy for 2013 to 2016

Lavinia Newman, founder of ABDS comments:
“The QCC state categorically that they will make sure that above all else, they are always on the side of people who use care services and always put their interests first.”

The changes the QCC are making include:

  • Appointing a Chief Inspector of Hospitals, a Chief Inspector of Social Care and Support, and considering the appointment of a Chief Inspector of Primary and Integrated Care.
  • Developing new fundamental standards of care.
  • Making sure inspectors specialise in particular areas of care and lead teams that include clinical and other experts and Experts by experience (people with experience of care).
  • Introducing national teams in NHS hospitals that have specialist expertise to carry out in-depth reviews of hospitals with significant or long-standing problems.
  • Improving our understanding of how well different care services work together by listening to people’s experiences of moving between different care services.
  • Publishing better information for the public, including ratings of services.
  • Strengthening the protection of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.

The changes will come into effect in NHS hospitals and mental health trusts first, then extended and adapted to other sectors between 2014 and 2016.

If you need any help and advice on Care Homes and Nursing Homes, contact Peter Ham, Lavinia Newman, Stuart Coleman or Tonmoy Kumar to discuss how ABDS can help

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