Care Quality Commission Publish Consultation on Fees
The Care Quality Commission is publishing its consultation on the fees that it proposes to charge providers in 2017/18.
The feedback from this consultation will allow them to prepare a response and recommend a final fees scheme to the Secretary of State. The consent from the Secretary of State will be needed to implement the scheme from 1st April 2017.
The budget for the CQC in relation to the overall spending on adult health and social care in England remains at 0.16%. The CQC are responsible for the regulation of 30,000 health and adult social care providers. The chief executive, David Behan states that as a body they ensure that they set standards to clearly demonstrate good practice and also ensure that it is clear when improvements need to be made. Behan also said that “we know that our work is leading to better care, and we regularly see improvements when we re-inspect”.
The consultation which is running until noon on 11th January 2017 which gives providers and their representatives the opportunity to review and plan for any changes that affect them from April 2017. To have your say, click here.