Scrutiny and the Care Quality Commission
The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) is working with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to design and run a programme that will support the development of effective local working between the CQC and health and social care scrutiny.
In 2011, the CfPS produced two practical guides with the CQC:
o A guide for local councillors - Working with the Care Quality Commission.
o A guide for overview and scrutiny committees for health and social care - How your committee can work with the Care Quality Commission.
This new programme will build on this work, and comprise of two strands:
1. Developing ‘local working’ protocols – refining ways that scrutiny, councillors and the CQC work together.
2. Exploring the role and opportunities for district councils and councillors engaged in health and social care issues to work with the CQC.
For each of the above strands, the CfPS is seeking to recruit six to eight interested councils to take part in this national learning set programme. Participants will be asked to attend up to three face-to-face meetings (reasonable travel expenses will be met) and take part in telephone conferences to support the work. Local areas will also be asked to implement the learning locally, to aid the development of protocols.
Learning from the programme will be published nationally in early 2013.
If you are interested in taking part in this programme please send expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating which strand of work you would be interested in and why you would like to become a national learning set participant by 5pm on the 8th May 2012.