Among other measures to be adopted, “CQC Insight”, a data tool for tracking risk in registered providers, is being developed.
The CQC is also considering introducing “freedom to speak up guardians” in the private sector (which currently exist in the NHS), so that staff can confidentially disclose safety concerns.
In certain spheres of regulation, CQC will work closely with insurers to gather intelligence to inform its inspection activity.
The CQC has also demonstrated that it will regulate more closely in response to recent events generally. For example, the CQC encouraged more than 31,000 people working for private hospitals, care homes and hospices to carry out urgent fire safety reviews following the Grenfell Tower fire.
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