New podcast series outlines CQC strategy for 2021

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released a series of podcasts that outline its strategy for 2021.

The podcasts cover a number of themes from the strategy, including promoting safe care for people; driving improvement; meeting people’s needs; and smarter regulation.

The CQC is also running a series of webinars on its strategy and transitional regulatory approach, the first of which will focus on adult social care.

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Kate Terroni (pictured), chief inspector of adult social care, will host this ‘Now, next, future’ webinar at 1pm on October 20. Click here for more details.

Home Care Insight has previously reported that the CQC is evolving its approach to monitoring as risks from the pandemic change, and last month the regulator published a statement on how it will go about doing this, and when.

The transitional approach features three components – inspection activity that is more targeted and focus on where the CQC has concerns, without returning to a routine programme of planned inspections; use of technology and local relationships to have better direct contact with service users, families and care staff; and a strengthened approach to monitoring with “clear areas of focus” based on existing key lines of enquiry (KLOE).

“We will continue to adapt our transitional regulatory approach, and remain responsive as the situation changes. We’ll also be considering longer-term changes to how we regulate, which we’ll explore through engagement on our future strategy,” the CQC said.

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