The Care Quality Commisison (CQC)

All health and adult social care providers, including our Trust, are required by law to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). To do so, providers must show they are meeting essential standards of quality and safety. The standards focus on outcomes for people who use services, rather than the systems and processes that are in place. The views and experiences of people who use services are at the centre of any assessment of compliance.

The CQC continuously monitors compliance with the essential standards as part of a responsive system of regulation. CQC assessors and inspectors frequently review all available information and intelligence that the CQC hold about a provider and seek information from patients and public representative groups, and from organisations such as other regulators and the National Patient Safety Agency.

If the CQC has concerns that a provider is not meeting essential standards of quality and safety, they will act quickly, working closely with commissioners and others and using their strong enforcement powers if necessary.

As the Trust began operating on April 1, 2013, only a few sites have been inspected by the CQC so far. For details about CQC inspections of our services please follow this link.

Individual CQC inspection reports are currently available for: