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Today, Care England welcomes the announcement  that ministers are reviewing the CQC’s new inspection regime, the Single Assessment Framework.

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says:

“It is vital that the review spans all the sectors regulated by the CQC, including not just healthcare, but social care too. The NHS is already treated differently by the regulator, so it is imperative this disparity does not extend to the review conducted by government.

We have heard concerns from providers about a number of issues, including the CQC’s overreliance on outdated data, the lack of transparency in their regulatory approach, and vast inconsistencies between assessments. It would be remiss of the review not to examine these issues carefully.

The announcement of the ministerial review is the first step towards progress, but for it to be deemed a success, we need action.”