HACKED!!!

Read more...

Breaking news from the BBC Paper tax returns to be replaced by digital by 2020

Read more...

Chancellor George Osborne delivers his last budget before the General Election

Read more...

Treasury Committee calls for equal handling of tax disputes by HMRC. March 2012

Read more...

Starbucks Pays Tax For First Time Since 2008

Read more...

The Percentage Threshold Scheme for SSP

Read more...


Tax Tips

News Items

Contact

Great with People
Brilliant with numbers
Clear and precise with words


Call us now on 023 8083 6900 ABDS Home

News - 3 December 2011

Care Quality Commission is struggling.


The National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had carried out just 47% of planned reviews between October 2010 and April this year, and that since its creation two years ago has “struggled.”
In 2009 The CQC took over from the then three regulation bodies, the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission. The subsequent time they say has been a "challenging period" but that it was now "on track".
The main problem has been lack of qualified staff, as of the end of September, 14% of posts were unfilled - including 100 inspectors' posts, with the CQC affected by government recruitment constraints, which have now been relaxed.
The staff shortage meant that the commission had completed just 47% of its planned assessments between October 2010 and April 2011.
The NAO concluded that the CQC had not, so far, achieved value for money - and said both the commission and the Department of Health were responsible.
Its work also came under scrutiny after abuse at the Winterbourne View residential home near Bristol came to light.
CQC chief executive Cynthia Bower said: "Not everything has gone smoothly, but we have learned, reviewed what we do and made changes.
But Margaret Hodge, chair of the House of Commons public accounts committee, said: "The findings are deeply worrying and highlight significant failures that put patient care at risk."
The CQC in numbers
• £139m spent in 2010-11
• 21,600 organisations currently registered
• 14% of vacancies unfilled as of 30 September 2011
• 47% of registrations not completed on time
• 47% of planned inspections not carried out October 2010- April 2011
If you have any questions or wish to make a comment about this or any other of our articles, please do not hesitate to contact us

ABDS Chartered Certified Accountants of Southampton.
Tel: 023 8083 6900  E-mail: abds@netaccountants.net
 

« Back to News