1. What are your specific quality criteria for issuing CQUIN payments to independent (private and charitable) care homes from whom you commission healthcare services for this financial year 2015/16 for –
a) Care homes for people with learning disabilities?
b) Care homes for older people?
We do not have a CQUIN scheme for continuing care placements.
2. How many care homes with whom you commissioned healthcare services received a CQUIN payment during
2014/15 for –
a) Care homes for people with learning disabilities
b) Care homes for older people
3. Please express both answers 2A) and 2B) as a % of the total number of homes with whom you commissioned healthcare in 2014/15.
4. If you do not pay CQUINs as a matter of policy to care homes please explain why.
We are currently in the process of developing a quality framework for continuing care services, which will include incentive payments for particular quality requirements. We will be working with providers to roll out the framework including the incentive scheme, during 2016/17.