I have been looking at consultation on Care Quality Commission’s proposed strategy for 2013-2016, and whilst I can find nothing to argue with and lots that we would welcome, I am sure many of our members will have some comments you would like to make, so I am happy to pull together an Association for Real Change response if you let me have your comments to the consultation questions below. I have made my immediate comments in red as a ‘starter for ten’.

The consultation document gives a lot more detail about how CQC plan to do all this, so you may want to comment on specifics when you look at it.

  • View the CQC consultation ‘Send us your views on our proposals for our new strategy’ here.

The consultation closes 6 December 2012, so please email your comments to me at yvonne.furze@arcuk.org.uk by 30 November 2012.

Yvonne Furze
ARC Membership and Information Manager

  • What are your views on us making greater use of information and evidence to guide us in regulating services, which may mean we regulate different services in different ways? Positive, provided there is transparency about how and where it is gathered and a clear appeals process. Differential regulation would be welcome: just as different people need different services, different services need different regulation.
  • What are your views on our approach to managing our independence and working with our national strategic partners and other organisations? Does it strike the right balance? Again positive, provided it is absolutely clear who shares what information and how, with clear appeals process. Members have been positive about the use of accreditation in the past and would support this proposal. We particularly welcome the idea of highlighting what is working well.