Evidence submission: Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission

The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Since last year's hearing, the CQC has undergone a period of significant change and continued to come under intense scrutiny. During this period, the Francis, Keogh and Berwick reports have all been published, with significant implications for its work.

With the government's full response to the Francis report due shortly, this year’s hearing provides a timely opportunity to consider the progress made by the CQC and the challenges it still faces.