CQC’s Next Phase of Regulation

The Care Quality Commission is running its second consultation on proposed changes to the regulation of health and social care services. Share your views at

The strategy for 2016 to 2021, Shaping the future, set out an ambitious vision for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation, so that more people get high-quality care.

Our next phase of regulation – consultation 1

Between December 2016 and February 2017, we consulted on how we should develop and evolve our approach. It focused on the principles for regulating new models of care and complex providers; changes to the assessment frameworks; strengthening the guidance on registering services for people with a learning disability; and changes to the way we regulate NHS trusts.  You can find the full consultation response at

Our next phase of regulation – consultation 2

This consultation seeks your views on specific proposals for how we will:

  • regulate primary medical services and adult social care services
  • improve the structure of registration, and clarify our definition of registered providers
  • monitor, inspect and rate new models of care and large or complex providers
  • use our unique knowledge to encourage improvements in the quality of care in local areas
  • carry out our role in relation to the fit and proper persons requirements

Ways to respond

If you would like to share your views, please respond at
If you have any queries about the consultation, please contact us by email or on social media using the hashtag #CQCNextPhase.

The consultation closes on 8 August.

Training needs analysis for the voluntary sector

The VCS Alliance is working with Ease Training to do a training needs analysis for the county’s voluntary sector.  The plan is try and create a low cost training program specifically for the sector. To do this effectively we need to know what organisations require in terms of their training needs – please could you spend two minutes ticking all training that you or someone in your organisation would like to attend if the cost, location and date were all suitable. Find the survey at