CQC's future strategy consultation is now live

care quality commission

The independent regulator of health
and social care in England

The world of health and social care is changing. So are we.

Feed back now on our future strategy

On 7 January we published a formal consultation on our future strategy. The draft strategy is the product of over 10,000 interactions with stakeholders and sets a bold ambition for CQC over the next five years. 

Our strategy is built on four themes that together determine the changes we want to make. Running through each theme is our ambition to improve people’s care by looking at how well health and care systems are working and how they’re acting to reduce inequalities.

The consultation will run for eight weeks, closing on 4 March 2021.

Your views and feedback have been invaluable as we’ve developed our draft strategy. We’d now like to hear what you think to our proposals so we can make sure it works for everyone.You can to this by either submitting a consultation response or adding a response on our digital participation platform CitizenLab.

Share your views on our draft strategy



Ian Trenholm

Changing how we regulate to improve care for everyone 

Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive of CQC, has blogged about the proposed changes in our strategy and the current context in health and social care. We want our regulation to be more relevant and continue to work in a flexible way to manage risk and uncertainty.

Watch our strategy webinars

Find out more about each of our strategic themes by watching the webinars our theme leads have recorded on our YouTube channel.

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Listen to our strategy podcast series

We have continued our strategy podcast series, you can find these on Soundcloud and most podcast providers.

Our latest episode explores the strategy consultation with conversations on each of the themes, as well as looking at systems and inequalities.


Follow us on Twitter!

Keep up with our strategy developments and our work with professionals and provider organisations in England by following us on Twitter @CQCProf


Second consultation

We will be launching a second formal consultation later this month. In it, we present proposals to help us in our immediate response to the pandemic which will benefit providers and members of the public. They also lay the foundation for delivering our next strategy and future regulatory model. 

Well talk more about this soon. 

Engaging with CQC

You can visit our website to read the consultation document and tell us what you think of our ambitions: www.cqc.org.uk/strategy2021

And you can find more opportunities to feedback on our digital engagement platform.