The Department of Health has launched a consultation with the NHS on proposals as to how the existing Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections will operate when the Care Quality Commission takes over responsibility for regulating health and adult social care from April 2009. The Consultation paper sets out:

  • The full range of powers that will be introduced under the Health and Social Care Act 2008
  • How the Care Quality Commission will carry out functions in 2009/10
  • How services for patients will be improved across England.

The 10-week consultation period ends on 20.10.08. Copies of the consultation paper are available from: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Liveconsultations/DH_086926 

Department of Health August 12th 2008