CQC and NHS questioned on protecting human rights in care settings
21 March 2022
The Joint Committee on Human Rights continues its inquiry into protecting human rights in care settings, questioning the National Health Service (NHS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO), about how they ensure human rights are protected in care settings.
- Watch Parliament TV: Protecting human rights in care settings
- Inquiry: Protecting human rights in care settings
- Joint Committee on Human Rights
Wednesday 23 March 2022
Panel One - National Health Service (NHS)
- Dr Aidan Fowler, National Director for Patient Safety, NHS
- Professor Roger Banks, National Clinical Director for Learning Disability and Autism, NHS
- Tom Cahill, National Director for Learning Disability and Autism, NHS
Panel Two - Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)
- Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC
- Jemima Burnage, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals - Mental Health, CQC
- Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman for England
The Joint Committee will take evidence from NHS directors for learning disability and autism, and patient safety, on how the human rights of patients are protected. This will include how Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices are used with respect to the right to life.
It will also look at the use of chemical and physical restraints, and at the effectiveness of deprivation of liberty safeguards in relation to the right to liberty and security and the prevention of inhuman or degrading treatment.
The Committee will also hear from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman for England and representatives of the Care Quality Commission about complaints mechanisms available to care settings users and their role in relation to restrictions on visiting during the pandemic.