The Care Bill: health and social care ratings

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 May 2013
Care Bill factsheet; 13
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Health Services, Legislation
Social welfare
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This factsheet is about how the Care Bill will allow a new ratings system for providers of health and social care, which the Care Quality Commission is developing. The factsheet covers: why ratings are needed; how the plan has been developed; why it is necessary to change the law; and what the Bill will introduce.

This is the thirteenth in a series of sixteen factsheets which accompany the Care Bill, the explanatory notes and the associated impact assessments.

The other factsheets cover: the new duties of local government; who is entitled to public care and support; the assessment process for care and support; how the Bill personalises care and support planning; what the Bill introduces regarding charging and financial assessment; the new capped costs system and deferred payment agreements; how the Bill provides for protection from abuse or neglect; what the Bill introduces in terms of carers' legal rights; provisions for continuity of care; the new regime to oversee the financial stability of care provides; the transition for children to adult care and support services; an outline of the single failure regime; the criminalisation of giving false or misleading information; the effects of the Bill on Health Education England; and, the effects of the Bill on the Health Research Authority.

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