CQC are the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

CQC purpose

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

CQC role

  • Register care providers.
  • Monitor, inspect and rate services.
  • Take action to protect people who use services.
  • Speak with an independent voice, publishing views on major quality issues in health and social care.

Throughout CQC work to:

  • Protect the rights of vulnerable people, including those restricted under the Mental Health Act.
  • Listen to and act on your experiences.
  • Involve the public and people who receive care
  • Work with other organisations and public groups.

CQC values

  • Excellence – being a high-performing organisation
  • Caring – treating everyone with dignity and respect
  • Integrity – doing the right thing
  • Teamwork – learning from each other to be the best we can
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