Functions of new inspection body unveiled

The government has published the remit and duties of the
Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), which will supercede
the National Care Standards Commission in April next year.

The CSCI will also take on the work of the Social Services
Inspectorate, and the joint review team.

Health minister Lord Hunt also announced details of the
Commission for Health Care Audit and Inspection, which will work
closely with the CSCI.

The two new commissions will:

– Strengthen the accountability of those responsible for the
commissioning and delivery of health and social services
– Demonstrate to the public how the additional money being invested
in these services is being spent, and enable them to judge how
performance is improving as a result
– Streamline inspection arrangements for health and social care

For a full statement of purpose for both new commissions

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