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Care Homes: Inspections

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the policy is of the Care Quality Commission on assessment of a care home after a change in its rating. (322234)

The following information has been supplied by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

A rating is only awarded, or can only be changed, following a ‘key inspection’.

The CQC takes a proportionate approach to the frequency of its key inspections. A change to a lower rating, will result in an increase in the frequency of key inspections, and conversely a change to a higher rating will result in a decrease.