CQC Ratings Focus Group
Following on from the announcement by the Department of Health in September 2017 to extend the Ratings of providers to include independent ambulance providers, the CQC held a Focus Group meeting in early January.
The Association was invited to attend this meeting , during which the CQC sought views on their proposals for Rating providers and the timetable they’d be working. Others attending included:
- large independent ambulance provider (Arriva Transport Solutions, an IAA Member company)
- an Air Ambulance provider
- British Red Cross and St John Ambulance (in their provider capacity)
- a small and recently approved event provider
All IAA Members have received briefing notes from the Focus Group and will be alerted to the consultation which will take place in the near future.
The introduction of Ratings is fully supported by the Association, and the opportunity it will provide the sector to show it meets the standard and safety of the care it provides.