Care Quality Commission Strategy for 2013 to 2016 (CQC)


This Care Quality Commission (CQC) strategy document outlines how the CQC proposes to inspect and regulate services to ensure people receive safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care. Section headings in this report comprise:

  1. CQC purpose, role and principles.
  2. CQC plans for 2013 to 2016.
  • Better use of information and inspection.
  • Working better with CQC partners in the health and social care system.
  • Building better relationships with the public.
  • Building relationships with those CQC regulate.
  • Strengthening how CQC deliver responsibilities in terms of mental health and mental capacity.
  • Building a high-performing organisation.

Changes proposed by the CQC include:

  1. Appointing a Chief Inspector of Hospitals, and a Chief Inspector of Social Care and Support.
  2. The CQC is presently considering the appointment of a Chief Inspector of Primary and Integrated Care.
  3. Developing fundamental standards of care.
  4. Publishing better information for the public, with ratings of services.
  5. Ensuring inspectors specialise in particular areas of care and lead teams which include clinical and other experts; and Experts by Experience (people with experience of care).
  6. Introducing national teams in NHS hospitals which have specialist expertise to carry out in-depth reviews of hospitals with significant or long-standing problems.
  7. Understanding of how different care services work together; listening to people’s experiences of moving between different care services.
  8. Strengthening the protection of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.

Read more: Our strategy for 2013 to 2016. Care Quality Commission.

Full Text Link


Raising standards, putting people first: our strategy for 2013 to 2016. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), April 2013.

There is also an Executive Summary.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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