The CQC stands for Care Quality Commission. It is the independent regulator for health and social care in England. It makes sure services such as GP surgeries, care homes, hospitals and dentists, provide patients with safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. It encourages us to continually improve on these services. It looks at 5 main areas:
- Are services safe?
- Are services effective?
- Are services caring?
- Are services responsive to the patient’s needs?
- Are services well-led?