Equality and human rights in the essential standards of quality and safety: An overview – Care Quality Commission [UK] October 2011

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Patient Safety | Tags: , |

Equality and human rights in the essential standards of quality and safety: An overview – Care Quality Commission [UK] October 2011

Guidance for compliance inspectors and registration assessors

Extract from the introduction:

“This guidance acts as a flexible resource from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for inspectors who would like clarification of equality and human rights issues when monitoring compliance of health and adult social care services under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

It is primarily to support inspectors, but it will be useful for other CQC staff carrying out the regulation of health and social care providers, for example in registration, enforcement and methodology development.

This guidance (referred to as the overview guidance) provides you with:
• An overview of human rights and equality legislation and how such legislation impacts upon CQC’s regulatory role.
• Information about CQC’s approach to equality and human rights.
• Information about what you should do if you have a concern that a provider may be in breach of equality or human rights law.”

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