VODG welcomes Government’s commitment to cut red tape
VODG chief executive, Rhidian Hughes, responded to the announcement with the following statement:
“This welcomed review will help drive resources to further improve frontline services. We are pleased Government has identified inefficient processes and duplications that get in the way of frontline delivery. By removing unnecessary bureaucracy, providers will be able to focus more of their efforts on quality improvement”.
Professor Hughes went on to say:
“Whilst the focus of this review is on care homes, we also want the lessons to be applied across the system to other areas of regulated provision. Steps need to be taken to deliver lean and business-like services. The benefits of information technology, for example, must be harnessed more effectively.”
While the review proposes positive steps supporting the work of providers VODG emphasise that there is more to be done, and further barriers to overcome, to support providers in delivering high quality care.