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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Care Quality Commission Draft Guidance

My response to this hugely important and extensive draft Guidance finished and sent off today.

I found it impossible to devote enough time to reading and absorbing the whole thing so I concentrated on taking in selected sections, leaving out requirements on finance, staffing, management etc (just as important as the service quality sections but not my bag). Having read the sections I wanted to read, I concentrated my comments and suggestions on issues around full service user and carer involvement.

In short, the Guidance is to be comprised of detailed and comprehensive general requirements for categories such as: Respecting and Involving People who use Services; Care and Welfare of People who use Services; Safeguarding vulnerable people who use services; and more - too numerous to list here. Then it details specific guidance for specialist services such as Mental Health Hospitals and Mental Health Community Services. The specific requirements for these have to be complied with alongside the general requirements. The aim is to require people who deliver services to comply with comprehensive quality standards which promote equality across England.

I have said that if fully and properly implemented and enforced it will constitute the biggest step forward for health and social care I have seen in forty years!!!

If in place today it would certainly go a long way to sorting very serious problems of a distant friend with mental health and physical difficulties being denied choice, help and care and proper access to services by London trusts and a psychiatrist who thinks he’s a deity operating outside the laws and customs of this world (sounds like quite a few I’ve known!).

If anyone is interested my response can be read at http://www.ppeyes.org.uk/CQCGuideCons.html



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