Impact assessment

Changes to regulations for Care Quality Commission registration: impact assessment

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Examines the impact of changes to regulations for Care Quality Commission registration.

Detail

This document (reference: IA 6011) examines the impact of changes to regulations for Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration.

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, Care Quality Commission (CQC) operates a regulatory framework that aims to be coherent, proportionate to risk, and cost effective.  A review identified areas where the regulatory framework can be recast to reduce regulatory burdens, to increase consistency and to improve clarity and promotes a fairer playing field for providers. This will allow CQC to be more focused on where it can address the greatest risks to patients and people who use services.