Care Quality Commission (CQC)


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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage them to improve.

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Purpose of the CQC

The CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and are encouraged to improve.

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Role of the CQC

The CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish the findings, including performance ratings to help people choose care.

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Principles of the CQC

Throughout everything the CQC do, they always:

  • put people who use services at the heart of our work.
  • have an open and accessible culture.
  • are independent, rigorous, fair and consistent.
  • work in partnership across the health and social care system.
  • are committed to being a high-performing organisation.
  • promote equality, diversity and human rights.