The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is overhauling how it inspects hospitals following the Keogh Review. Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, has decided the revised hospital inspection plans will commence in August 2013.
The inspection methodology behind the new surveillance model now involves larger teams, headed by clinical and other experts including trained members of the public.
“The inspections will be a mixture of unannounced and announced and they will include inspections in the evenings and weekends when we know people can experience poor care”.
Methodology and information sources used in CQC’s new surveillance model
for NHS acute trusts. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), July 18th 2013.
[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 8, July 2013].