Subject: CQC Fee increases
Following concerns raised by some of the domiciliary members within SAICP Limited regarding the significant level of increase to the CQC fees this year I wrote to Ian Trenholme the CEO at CQC to highlight the damage that the level of increase had potential to inflict within the sector and also concerns as to the methodology in calculating the level of fees providers were being asked to pay.
A similar letter was also sent to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care but as of today I am still awaiting his reply.
This additional cost pressure has already been flagged up at Suffolk County Council and the Steering Group will be pressing for this to be given full weight when we begin our next round of fee negotiations in full with the Local Authority which will be in early November.
Below I have attached a copy of my letter to CQC and a copy of their reply for you to access by clicking on the following links.
Letter from SAICP to CQC
Response to SAICP from CQC