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Government to get CQC-style ratings for its performance on health and social care

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 05 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3090
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

MPs have set out their plans for an independent evaluation process designed to hold the government to account on its commitments in health and social care.

In a report published on 5 August the Health and Social Care Committee set out plans to award the government ratings ranging from “outstanding” to “requires improvement” and “inadequate,” like those used by the Care Quality Commission for England.1

The committee will appoint an independent panel of experts to evaluate the government’s performance in individual policy areas, with one evaluation process being commissioned at a time. The system will be piloted this autumn, with maternity services being the first policy area to be evaluated.

The panel of evaluators will be led by Jane Dacre, professor of medical education at University College London and former president of the Royal College of Physicians. …

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