CQC ratings consultation

We are pleased to share the news that the anomaly of the ratings issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Ambulance providers only applying to NHS Ambulance Trusts finally looks like it is being addressed, with the CCQ announcing a Consultation document seeking views.

This anomaly has been raised with the CQC by the Association as part of our regular meetings since the new inspection regime was introduced in October 2014. The CQC has contacted all providers seeking their views – the consultation ends on 14 October 2014.

This news is welcomed by Directors and encourgaes all Member companies to respond.

If enacted, such a change will ensure a level playing field for independent ambulance providers.