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New Regulations and Responsibilities for CQC

Updated on 27 July 2018, 671 views

April will bring significant changes to how we regulate the 49,500 health and adult social care providers and services across the country, which are dedicated to making sure people receive the best care possible at all times.

From next month, health and adult social care providers in England will be required by legislation to follow new regulations called the 'fundamental standards', which are more focused and clearer about the care that people should always expect to receive.

There are also new requirements for providers on being open about mistakes when they happen (called the 'duty of candour') and on making sure directors and their equivalents are 'fit and proper'. We’ve published information on how providers can demonstrate that they are doing this effectively.