Key points to share from CQC Trade Association Meeting – 13th May 2015 – Kate Allen, CEO at the Kingwood Trust

Summary of Adult Social Care Ratings – 11 May 15:

The latest inspection statistics are shown below:-

Total: 3642

Outstanding Rated: 20(=1%)

Good Rated: 2117 (=58%)

Requires improvement Rated: 1203 (=33%)

Inadequate: 303 (=8%)

• As CQC roll out the new inspection methodology they have prioritised those providers with a higher risk profile i.e. those who have not been inspected for some time or those with a higher rate of concerns.

• This approach has frontloaded the ratings outcomes to date and CQC are expecting a gradual shift in ratings allocation to show an increase in those that are ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

• If a provider is concerned that the aggregation is inaccurate for their inspection rating, please raise with the inspection team. CQC will consider all allegations regardless as the whether the time period for response/appeal has finished.

• CQC are nearing completion of the online provider portal and invitations to join will be distributed to providers throughout June and July. A phased approach is underway to ensure system stability.

• Long awaited draft guidance on the definition of supported living schemes and regulated activity is near completion and has been well received by the Trade Association Group.

• A provider’s Statement of Purpose is a critical document and should be kept up to date on the providers activities.

• CQC are reviewing the entire provider section of their website; providers are encouraged to complete pop-up surveys when using the website to provide helpful feedback.