Care Quality Commission - Use of Resources Consultation
Closing date: 10th January 2018
The Care Quality Commission has opened a consultation into reporting on and rating the use of resources in NHS trusts.
The effective use of resources is fundamental to enable health and care providers to deliver and sustain safe high-quality services for patients.
The CQC have worked closely with NHS Improvement to develop, test and implement an approach to assessing, reporting on and rating how efficiently and effectively NHS trusts and foundation trusts are using their resources to provide services.
In December 2016, they jointly consulted on a proposed methodology and assessment framework. The final approach is published alongside the joint response to that consultation. NHS Improvement has tested and refined this assessment approach and began assessing non-specialist acute trusts in October 2017.
What this consultation covers
The CQC are now asking for your views on proposals about:
- the process to develop and award final ratings for use of resources and publish these on the CQC website in published inspection reports
- changes to standard aggregation rules and limiters to determine the new combined rating at trust level, when combining the use of resources rating with existing five trust-level key question ratings
- changing the principle in current standard aggregation rules that determines the number of requires improvement ratings at trust level that would limit the combined trust-level rating to requires improvement.
This builds on earlier consultation and the findings of the initial testing. It covers the final steps to fully implementing the process that CQC and NHS Improvement will use to assess, report on and rate trusts’ use of resources.
How to give your views
Read the consultation document here and comment using the online form.
This consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 10th January 2018.
Online: Complete the use of resources consultation form
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this consultation