The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects, monitors and rates health and social care providers in England. It recently completed its first phase of regulation, having inspected all NHS trusts in England to build a picture of the quality of care...
Traverse recently worked with the CQC on the latter's report on 2019-20 regulatory fees.
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 includes powers for CQC to set regulatory fees, subject to consultation. CQC is funded through both grant-in-aid from the Department of Health and fee income. CQC is required by Government policy to set fees that cover their chargeable costs, and in doing so reduce their reliance on grant-in-aid. Taking that obligation into
account, CQC consulted on three proposals for the health and social care regulatory fees for 2019/20. Traverse carried out consultation analysis.
Further details including: Regulatory impact assessment and Equality impact assessment are available on the CQC Website.