National Voices welcomes the overall direction of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) revised strategy for 2016-2021. We want to see the CQC align its work with the direction of travel towards a more localised, joined up, health and care system that focuses on the needs and wishes of the individuals, rather than the organisations providing support.
There is growing evidence of an urgent need for more money for the health and care system. Trust deficits, growing waiting times and service reductions are some of the key signs that the system is overstretched and that this is having an adverse impact on patients and those who rely on services. It is vital this is addressed in the Autumn Statement if we are to achieve a sustainable, effective and equitable service.