NHS Providers welcomes shared plan to improve quality of adult social care services
12 July 2017
- CQC and partners in adult social care sector publish Quality Matters
- Plan outlines a shared vision for quality in the sector and a shared set of priorities to tackle variance in adult social care
- We say plan is positive step which will help improve integration of services between health and care organisations
The Care Quality Commission, along with a broad range of partners in the adult social care sector have a published Quality Matters.
The plan is a joint commitment which sets out:
- A shared vision of quality in adult social care;
- Why the sector and people who use services, their families and carers need to come together to improve quality;
- A shared set of priorities to tackle the quality gap in adult social care
Forty-six organisations, including NHS Providers, have endorsed the plan.
Responding to Quality Matters, the head of policy at NHS Providers, Amber Davenport said:
“A shared commitment to maintaining high quality social care is in everybody’s interest given the current complex challenges facing the sector and the close relationship it has with the NHS.
A shared commitment to maintaining high quality social care is in everybody’s interest given the current complex challenges facing the sector.
“NHS Providers has endorsed the approach to improving the quality of adult social care set out in this plan. It is a positive step towards a shared vision of quality and improvement between social care providers and the CQC. It will also support both local authorities and the NHS to improve the integration of services across health and care settings and ensure that patients receive the most appropriate care in the right place.
“We look forward to working with the CQC and other partners to turn the ambitions in Quality Matters, and those set out in the NHS quality strategy, into reality.”