CQC’s next phase of regulation: consultation update

CQC’s special newsletter for providers and professionals working in adult social care   20 October 2017 In this newsletter you will find information about: our response to the second consultation on the next phase of our regulation, which was open between 12 June and 8 August 2017 changes to how we regulate adult social care services changes to registration the fit and proper persons requirement Dear colleagues Today we have published the response to our second next phase consultation. The changes set out will be implemented from 1 November 2017. I would like to reassure you that this is about evolution – not revolution. Our new approach was widely welcomed when we introduced it three years ago in 2014 but as with any new system, there will always be things that we can do to improve.  We want to build on those firm foundations by strengthening and simplifying our methodology which I hope you will find helpful. We know that for regulation to be effective it has got to work for everyone: people who use services, their families and carers; providers and their staff; commissioners and partner organisations. With our next phase of regulation we are aiming to improve the system for all by: taking a more integrated approach that allows us to be flexible and responsive to changes in care provision; streamlining our assessment frameworks and aligning them across adult social care and healthcare; targeting our approach to the areas of greatest concern and where there have been improvements through the development of our digital systems for provider information collection and monitoring; collaborating with partners to reduce duplication and...