The response document summarises the received comments and sets out how the proposals are being taken forward. The changes are being implemented through amendments to two sets of regulations. These are being laid before Parliament, with the consultation response.
The changes being made relate to:
- fitness of providers (partnership requirements)
- diagnostic and screening procedures
- research bodies carrying out diagnostic tests
- air ambulance operators
- format of statutory notifications
- domiciliary care for children and vulnerable adults
- mixed practice medical practitioners
- surgical sterilisation and sterilisation reversal
- notifications of absence without authorised leave
- exemption for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
- manufacture of blood and tissue-derived products
- enforcement - wording of the defence provision.
The response to the consultation on proposed changes to regulations for Care Quality Commission registration is in answer to the consultation published in July 2011.
Read the consultation on the proposed regulation changes.
Three of the proposed changes that were included in the consultation document will not be made in the regulations. These changes are still necessary, however, and will be taken forward as part of other work. These are the proposals on:
- enforcement - prosecution for one-off offences
- personal care away from home
- independent midwives.