Quality Matters is a shared commitment for everyone who uses, works in, and supports adult social care; it sets out a vision for high quality, person centred care and aims to make a real difference to care services across the sector. Created by many different partners working in collaboration, MacIntyre is proud to endorse this commitment, and has been involved in its development through our membership of the CQC Co-production Group.
The initiative aims to achieve:
- A shared understanding of what high-quality care is and what needs to be done to achieve it among people who use services, professionals and staff, providers, commissioners and regulators, and national bodies.
- More effective and aligned support for quality in adult social care, by building stronger partnerships, building on existing relationships and commitments and taking joined-up action to encourage improvement and champion high-quality care.
- Improved quality in adult social care, which can be measured and celebrated, that makes a real difference to the lives of people who use services, their families and carers.
You may be thinking: so what? What difference will this make to me, or to people who use services?
Sue Martindale, who attended the launch last week, said:
“This is different because it is the first time that organisations from every part of the sector, including CQC, ADASS, NICE, Care Providers Alliance, LDE and VODG have come together as one to agree and commit to improving quality – and at the launch event last week that commitment was plain to see. I’m looking forward to seeing what can be achieved as we all work together.”