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User AvatarPosted by at 24/09/2014 14:39:20

CQC chief unapologetic over dropping annual inspections to focus on poorest providers

Reducing the frequency of inspections for outstanding and good services will free up inspectors to concentrate on tackling poor care, says Andrea Sutcliffe, as the launch of CQC's new approach looms.

Next month, the Care Quality Commission will go back to the future by ending annual inspections of all adult care services and reintroducing a “risk-based approach” that will see the best-rated services inspected half as frequently.

But whereas annual inspections were introduced two years ago to address concerns that the previous risk-based approach was leading to poor care being missed, CQC chief inspector of adult social care Andrea Sutcliffe makes “no apologies” for reintroducing this approach.

“We need to be focusing our effort on encouraging those services that are rated ‘inadequate’ and ‘requiring improvement’ [under the new four-tier rating system] to improve and absolutely making sure that that is happening.”

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