The English Community Care Association (ECCA), the leading representative charity for independent care providers, has responded to the DH consultation on proposed changes to regulations for CQC registration.
Martin Green, Chief Executive of ECCA, says:
“Getting registration right is the cornerstone of developing a quality health and social care system that can assure citizens that their rights and dignity will be respected in care services. As providers we want a system that is proportionate and partnership-based, where the purpose of regulation is to assure essential standards and facilitate providers to attain a level of service that goes far beyond a baseline level and delivers quality and consistency across the system.”
Martin Green continues:
“This is an enormous challenge at a time of serious funding pressures and we want the CQC to work in partnership with us to deliver a 21st Century regulatory regime that enables us all to deliver quality.”