Government announces tighter CQC regulation part of the adult social care winter plan to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

In it’s winter plan announced today  the government has said that it  “is prepared to strengthen monitoring and regulation by local authorities and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), including asking them to take strong action where improvement is required or staff movement is not being restricted. This can include restricting a service’s operation, issuing warning notices or placing conditions on a provider’s registration.”

This could have serious implications for the health and social care sector.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-plan-to-help-protect-care-homes-from-coronavirus-over-winter