Pros And Cons Of The Care Quality Commission

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Comparative study
Jurisdictions who have set up systems of reporting on quality indicators
Questions to be answered
- How they define quality
- Entity responsible for collecting data and the structure of the entity - CQC
- If the institution is independently regulated or self-regulated - Independent
- Pros and cons of each approach
- How different stakeholders collaborate to a
England
Regulator
The Care Quality Commission (previously the Healthcare Commission) is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. It regulates the quality of care provided by the National Health Service, public service, local authorities and voluntary organisations in the United Kingdom. The CQC was established by the Health and Social Care
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Their role is to register care providers, monitor, inspect and rate healthcare services. The CQC has a role in publishing views of the major quality issues and performance ratings to enable consumers to choose care in health and social care. The Commission ensures the quality and safety of care in hospitals, dentists, ambulances etc. The CQC is sponsored by the Department of Health.
Governance, Accountability and Staff
The CQC board has 6 Commissioners and is governed through the Chair of the CQC, and is accountable to the Secretary of State for Health of the UK. The state of the CQC is reported directly to the Parliament by the Secretary. The Directorate of the CQC is responsible for publishing information on quality and making sure that it is available to the public.
The Commission has 151 permanent members and close to 2000 total staff complement.
Quality
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The CQC uses and monitors services continuously, it is also the entity responsible for gathering and analysing information, then publish their findings to give consumers clear information when making choices and to help services improve. The kind of information they use is inclusive of: information collected directly from care providers, information about people’s experiences and vies from their families and carers and lastly data used to plan inspection

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