About the CQC
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Their purpose is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.
The work of the CQC includes:
- Registering care providers
- Monitoring, inspecting and rating services
- Taking actions to protect people who use services
- Speaking with an independent voice, publishing their views on major quality issues in health and social care
Throughout their work they:
- 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