CQC has ‘distorted’ its priorities


The regulator in charge of inspecting hospitals and care homes has "distorted" its priorities by focusing on registering providers, according to a report from MPs.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) was given the function of registering providers of health and social care but this has led to around a 70% drop in the number of inspections to check care standards and safety.

Some 6,840 site visits to providers were undertaken in the six months between October 2009 and end of March 2010, but only 2,008 were carried out in the same six-month period in 2010/11 – a 70% drop.

The Press Association: CQC has ‘distorted’ its priorities


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