NHS Employers seeks views for CQC consultation

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is proposing to combine its current quality ratings with NHS Improvement's new use of resource ratings, and your views are needed on how this could best be achieved

Since August 2017, NHS Improvement has begun to rate organisations using a new use of resources framework, which will rate health and care organisations on how NHS non-specialist acute trusts are using resources to provide high quality, efficient and sustainable care. 

The CQC rates health and care providers across a spectrum of indicators including whether they are providing safe care and are well led. These results of the individual categories are then combined to give an overall CQC rating. 

The overall approach proposed is to combine the two separate ratings in one single aggregate rating for each organisation. The consultation proposes a change to the current way in which assessments of each individual element are combined. The creation of a single rating combining both assessments is likely to have a considerable public impact and impact on the percentage of trusts rated in each performance category (the categories remain as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate).

You can share your views by responding to the three questions in our survey. We will then use the responses to provide a collective response on behalf of employers in the NHS.

You can find out more about the consultation via the CQC website and give an individual response.

For more information on our response, please contact Steven Weeks via steven.weeks@nhsemployers.org.

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