The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will no longer inspect hospitals in England as often and intensely as they used to but rely more on information given by patients
NHS trusts which have been previously rated good or outstanding will not be inspected as frequently as before, but those rated as inadequate will be regularly visited by the CQC.
The Guardian reports the fear of critics, which is that “unchecked data from hospitals may not always be reliable and is a poor substitute for a detailed inspection.”
According to Miriam Deakin, head of policy, NHS providers:
“NHS providers has long called for a more proportionate and risk-based approach to regulation.”
“Making better use of the information that comes from providers as well as the public will greatly improve confidence in the quality of care.”
“There is no doubt that the CQC faces an ongoing challenge as it seeks to deliver its duties with considerably fewer resources, align its activities with other national bodies and keep pace with a fast moving health and care sector.”
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