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The BBC are reporting: Super-regulator to oversee health
The new regulator will be able to shut down wards
The government plans to establish a new super-regulator to oversee health and social care in England with powers to fine hospitals and shut down wards.
The Care Quality Commission will have a beefed up remit to inspect and intervene at failing hospitals.
It combines the functions of the existing Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission.
The Health and Social Care Bill will also bolster professional regulation.
Ministers say the new super-regulator is a key part of the government's drive to ensure safety, cleanliness and high quality in health and social care services.
The aim is to increase public confidence in services, and to deliver a consistent approach to regulation across providers from all sectors.
Dr Gill Morgan, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said the new system was a "definite move in the right direction".
Sir Ian Kennedy, chairman of the Healthcare Commission, said the plans offered a "sound basis for the future".
However, he warned it was vital that work already undertaken to improve standards was not lost during the 18 months it would take to put the new structure in place. ....