Care Quality Commission -
The Government has introduced substantial reforms to the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) inspection and rating regime, following the publication of the Francis Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. In 2013, the CQC also launched a thematic review of diabetes care in England designed to identify and better understand the variations in care for people living with the condition.
The Diabetes Think Tank has produced an infographic that explores some of the variations in diabetes care and outlines the recommendations from its meeting in November 2014 on how the new inspection regime can look at addressing these.
The Think Tank is calling for the CQC to:
- Assess whether providers have participated in national clinical audits and data collections. If not, the CQC should require that they supply the same data on service performance to incentivise participation
- Address any gaps in data on service performance for people with diabetes who fall between care settings or who need care from specific services (eg mental health)
- Use diabetes as an exemplar for determining how its inspection regime can best monitor care and support being provided for people living with other long-term conditions
To download the infographic, please click on the link below: