The Care Quality Commission (CQC)

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Sarah Webb The Care Quality Commission The Care Quality Commission, also known as the CQC was establishes in 2009. The CQC is a non-departmental public body of the UK goverment. It was established to regulate and inspect the social care services in England. This includes services provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations, whether in hospital, care homes or peoples own homes. The Commission is there to protect the rights of them who have been restricted under the Mental Health Act. Regulation of health and adult social care in England before the 31st of March 2009 was carried out by the Healthcare Commission and the Commission for Social Care Inspection. Functions regarding the Mental Health Act…show more content…
They must monitor the operation of the Mental Care Act. The CQC must co-ordinate and manage the regulation and inspections activity across health and adult social care. All the health and social care regulation could be joined up by the CQC, which help to ensure a better outcome for the people who use the services provided. There are already many good examples of integrated health and social care delivery, so the creation of a single regulatory system instead of three would be better for all the users involved. A health and social care provider now for the frist time, even including NHS providers, are required to register with the new regulator in order to provide any services. The CQC has registration requirements that all providers must meet. Doing this means that needs must be met and they will be consistent across both health and social care and are subject of forthcoming consultation. The regulation focuses on the level of safety and quality for those who use service care the most, it will help to ensure that patients, users, and vulnerable groups are…show more content…
This gives the regulator greater powers to make sure all requirement are met. This even includes requirement relating to infection control. The Commission can apply specific condition to respond to specific risks.They even have the power to close a service until safety requirements are met, as well they can suspend a service or they can deregister a service when absolutely necessary. Bringing the functions of the Mental Health Act Commission together with the Care Quality Commission has strenghten the monitoring of the Mental Health Act, which as increased the oversight of the treatment of patients subjected to complusory detention. In October 2010 the Care Quality Commission had its powers increased. The power to improving health and social care services by undertaking regular reviews of how well those who provide services locally performing and review on particular care. Reporting the outcome of providers work so that people who use the service have the right to the imformation about the quality of their health and social care
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