Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) new chief inspector of adult social care, has outlined a “fresh start” for the regulation of adult social care services. But Dan Parton asks, ‘Will it be?’: The changes have been heralded as a new era for adult social care, with the CQC launching a new inspection regime – to come in from Autumn 2014 – that will more effectively root out and address poor care. The CQC proposes a raft of changes to the inspection regime, which, on the face of it, seems like progress. While much of the mainstream media coverage
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