Care Quality Commission
Tell the Care Quality Commission (CQC) about care in your neighbourhood. Does it meet the standards everyone has a right to expect?
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. They make sure health and social care services – including GP surgeries, hospitals, and care homes – provide you with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and they encourage care services to improve. It’s CQC’s job to monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and they publish what they find, including performance ratings, to help you choose care.
Neighbourhood Watch and CQC
We know that as Neighbourhood Watch scheme members, you are invested in building safe and friendly communities. CQC wants to ensure everyone has access to safe, effective and high-quality care, but they can’t do it alone. As active members of your community, they need your help to ensure that care in your neighbourhood is meeting standards. CQC inspectors can’t be everywhere at once, and they rely on people like you to give them feedback. It’s everyone’s responsibility to help ensure health and social care is safe.
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