CQC Inspection report

What is the CQC?
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.  It is their job to make sure that care provided by GP surgeries, hospitals, dentists, ambulances, care homes and services in people’s own homes meets national standards of quality and safety.  The Care Quality Commission inspects care providers every two years and continually monitors the information it holds about a service.  

What does a CQC inspection mean for you the patient?

  • The CQC have the power to see individual patient records, for which your prior written consent would be required, all information will be treated professionally and confidentially.
  • The CQC inspector may wish to talk to you whilst they are in the surgery.  This is nothing to worry about, the Care Quality Commission inspection is to make sure we are providing the best quality service to you that we can.
  • CQC Inspection Report