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Have your say on Care Quality Commission fees

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a consultation about the fees that it proposes to charge registered providers in 2014/15.

Visit Fees consultation 2014/15 to read more information.

The fees paid by providers ensure that CQC can carry out the job of registering and inspecting health and adult social care providers to make sure they provide safe and effective care, monitoring them to make sure they continue to do so, and taking action if they fall below that bar. CQC is committed to making sure that fee charges are fair and proportionate.

This year’s consultation includes proposals to:

  • Increase fees for all providers by 2.5%.
  • Change the bandings for residential care home providers to reduce the ’cliff edge’ effect of the current model (this is where a small change to the size of the service can take a provider into a higher fee band).
  • Introduce a measure to differentiate single location dental providers by the size of their practice, so we can more equitably charge fees to these providers from April 2014.
  • Make a minor technical change to a definition in the fees scheme in relation to residential substance misuse and specialist college services to make its application clearer.

CQC’s income is made up of a combination of fees from providers, and grant in aid from the Department of Health.

For media enquiries, call the CQC press office on 020 7448 9401 during office hours or out of hours on 07917 232 143. For general enquiries, call 03000 61 61 61.

Notes to editors

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care. 

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