CQC’s ‘frank’ warning needs a reaction

Following an article published today by the Health Service Journal which reported the Care Quality Commission has assumed standards in the health and social care sectors could deteriorate in 2018-19, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:

“It is good to hear such frank views from the regulator but we need to see a reaction from the Department of Health and Social Care in terms of a response.

“We need a plan to turn this trend around without it being a stick to beat staff with – even the secretary of state has acknowledged they can’t work any harder.”