Recommendation 154

Coordination of healthcare organisations providing regulated training

Accepted
The Care Quality Commission and Monitor should develop practices and procedures with training regulators and bodies responsible for the commissioning and oversight of medical training to coordinate their oversight of healthcare organisations which provide regulated training.

The Care Quality Commission and the General Medical Council have developed an operation protocol which describes when and how to share information on emerging and urgent concerns (for example about individual doctors, systems and environments) as well as processes for the routine sharing of information, local liaison meetings any on-going activities and risk summits. There is also a process for deciding when joint planned inspections are required. The Care Quality Commission is working on developing operational protocols with the Health Care Professions Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Information from third parties such as General Medical Council and Royal Colleges is a potential trigger for regulatory intervention in Monitor’s Risk Assessment Framework and information and any identified concerns are shared with the quality surveillance groups of which the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council are also members of regional the quality surveillance groups.

Update

Memoranda of Understanding are being developed and revised with other strategic partner organisations, often supported by joint operating protocols. For example, a joint working protocol has recently been established with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and will be embedded during 2015. The Care Quality Commission is close to updating its joint working arrangements with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Health and Care Professionals Council, and the Care Quality Commission intelligence teams are liaising with the Health and Care Professionals Council on routine information sharing.

Information from third parties such as the General Medical Council and Royal Colleges is a potential trigger for regulatory intervention in Monitor’s Risk Assessment Framework and information and any identified concerns are shared with the quality surveillance groups of which the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council are also members of regional the quality surveillance groups.