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20th July 2022

The world of health and social care is changing and so is the CQC

The CQC is implementing its new strategy and transforming how it regulates...

A key part of their future regulatory model is a new single assessment framework, which will form the basis for their assessments of quality in providers, local authorities and integrated care systems.

In this new framework they'll continue to use their existing five key questions (safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led).

Under each key question there will be a set of topic areas and quality statements. The statements replace their existing Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) and describe what good care looks like and how it will link to the regulations.

Evidence Categories

To help give structure and consistency to their assessments the CQC are introducing a set of six evidence categories that will be used as part of their new regulatory model.  They show the types of evidence they use to understand the quality of care being delivered against a quality statement. 

In future they'll share detailed evidence requirements for each specific service type and quality statement.


To read why the CQC are changing and what's different, click here.