The revised Memorandum of Understanding between HSE and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is now available on both the HSE and CQC websites.
The document outlines the respective responsibilities of CQC, HSE and local authorities in England when dealing with health and safety incidents in the health and adult social care sectors. It also clarifies that CQC is the enforcement body in respect of suspected cases of Legionnaires’ disease in patients/service users arising from the hot and cold water systems at premises registered with CQC.
Accompanying operational guidance for regulatory staff has been published and is also available on HSE’s website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/foi/internalops/og/og-00063.htm.
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