On Monday CQC published a consultation (opens new window) on their proposed guidance to help providers and other stakeholders understand and meet the new fundamental standard on visiting and accompanying in care homes, hospitals, and hospices, and their roles and responsibilities under it.
The consultation is open until 12 noon on Tuesday 20 February 2024. It is limited to CQC guidance about the new fundamental standard. It does not cover the scope and content of the visiting legislation itself, which was subject to a separate consultation by the government last year.
CQC have published their draft guidance on our website (opens new window) and invite members of the public and providers, their representatives, and other stakeholders to give us their feedback through their online form (opens new window) or easy read (opens new window).