The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has previously announced the implementation of a new Single Assessment Framework to regulate health and adult social care. This new strategy aims to provide consistency across services, reduce health inequalities, and focus on people’s experiences, safety cultures, and care integration.
For a more detailed overview of the changes to the Single Assessment Framework, we invite you to revisit our previous article.
We can inform you that a start date for this new framework has been set. The CQC has confirmed that the Single Assessment Framework will come into effect from 21 November 2023.
Initially, between 21 November and 4 December, the CQC will conduct planned assessments with 14 early adopters. Following this, the new assessment framework will be expanded to all providers based on risk. Providers in the south will be the first to experience this new approach and should expect direct communication from the CQC soon.
Providers in other parts of the country will receive separate notifications regarding the application of the new approach to their inspections.
While the way CQC inspects, scores, and rates services is changing, the delivery of services and compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 remains unchanged.
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