Position statement and action plan for safe and effective care 2010-2015

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Great Britain. Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
Date of publication
1 June 2010
Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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Safety and effectiveness is a fundamental principle of delivering care, regardless of the setting or types of people using the service. This position statement takes a broad view and aims to identify issues that cut across all care settings and that could have a major impact on all people using services. These include effective strategies to prevent avoidable harm, issues that may arise due to poorly coordinated care and more specific issues such as handling medicines, good practice in nutrition and preventing pressure ulcers. This paper sets out CQC's planned approach to ensuring not only that care services reach basic standards of quality and safety, but also that they improve. 

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