CQC or the Care Quality Commission is the regulating body that assesses all health services from nursing homes through to dental practices, GP surgeries through to hospitals.
CQC provide inspections of health services to ensure that they are providing safe, effective and good quality care that meet fundamental standards. CQC rate health care services and publish this data for the general public who may wish to view it to explore services near them.
CQC work with other organisations in order to help improve services and make recommendations on how to improve. Ultimately CQC ensures quality and safety in all healthcare settings so that the people accessing these services have the assurance that the care they are providing is of a good standard.
CQC talk to service users, carers, relatives, patient participation groups, staff and employers to gather subjective evidence of services as well as assess processes, consultations and reporting.
The Southern Hampshire Primary Care Alliance has recently been registered with CQC and has yet to have its first inspection.
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