Justin Madders – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Justin Madders on 2015-12-14.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Care Quality Commission has any plans to reduce the number of core services it inspects at NHS hospitals as a consequence of the changes to his Department’s budget announced in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015.

Ben Gummer

In January 2016, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will consult on its proposed strategy for inspection and regulation from 2016 to 2021. Following the consultation, the CQC will formally publish its strategy which will set out how it proposes to inspect hospital services including its approach to the inspection of core services.