Persons wishing to discover more about recent developments at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) may be interested in the following documents.
Annual Report for 2012/13
Care Quality Commission (2013). Annual report and accounts 2012/13. Presented to Parliament pursuant to paragraph 10(4) of Schedule 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008. Ordered by the House of Commons. London: The Stationery Office, July 11th 2013. HC 374.
Corporate Accountability in Health and Social Care: Consultation
This consultation seeks feedback on proposals to hold providers of health and social care to account in the event of serious failures in care. The closing date for comments is September 6th 2013.
“This consultation proposes that all directors of providers registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – NHS hospitals, private hospitals and care homes – must meet a new fit and proper person test. The CQC will be able to insist on the removal of directors that fail this test. In cases where providers fail in the care that they provide, the CQC will be able to consider the role of the board and individual directors in that failure – with the power to prosecute in the case of serious failure”.
Strengthening corporate accountability in health and social care: a consultation. London: Department of Health, July 11th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].