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The Care Quality Commission and its Predecessors

Tony Prosser

in The Regulatory Enterprise

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579839
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594472 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579839.003.0006
The Care Quality Commission and its Predecessors

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This chapter applies the arguments developed in Chapter 1 to the regulators in the area of healthcare and social care; the Health Care Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection, and the Care Quality Commission which replaced them from 2009. The origins and background of each body are described together with the complex process of reform resulting in the creation of the new Commission. The functions and duties of each body are described, together with their relations with government. There is analysis of their role in consumer protection, and their role in protecting human rights is emphasized, as is their role in promoting social solidarity and social inclusion. Their procedures for deliberation are also described, in particular in relation to user involvement.

Keywords: regulation; healthcare; social care; government; human rights; social inclusion; deliberation

Chapter.  11898 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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