The Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all health and social care services in England. The commission seeks to ensure the quality and safety of care in hospitals, dentists, ambulances, and care homes, and the care given in people’s own homes.
The CQC is changing the way it regulates health and social care services, and has developed a ‘single assessment framework’. In addition, the CQC have published interim guidance on how it will assess local authorities and ICSs. The guidance is currently awaiting final approval from the Secretary of State.
Getting in touch with the CQC
You may wish to get in touch with the CQC to:
- Provide feedback about your health and care services
- To compare services in your local area to others
Find out more about key organisations and teams within the NHS:
- Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)
- Integrated Care Boards (ICBs)
- Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs)
- Specialised commissioning
- National clinical leadership
- The Getting It Right First Time programme (GIRFT)
- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
- Levels of planning and commissioning: Regional, Place and Neighbourhood