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Care Quality Commission (CQC)

What is CQC


Extract taken from the CQC Summary of regulations, outcomes and judgement framework © Care Quality Commission 2010.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. We also protect the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.


Whether services are provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisations, we make sure that people get better care. We do this by:

● Driving improvement across health and adult social care.

● Putting people first and championing their rights.

● Acting swiftly to remedy bad practice.

● Gathering and using knowledge and expertise, and working with others.


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be visiting Southernhay House Surgery on 1st July 2015. Comment cards will be available for our patients to pick up and complete in the reception area. There is a secure comment box for all completed cards and these will be collected and seen by the CQC inspector only. 

We appreciate the time you take to complete these comment cards.

For more information about CQC, please visit our Further Information Tab or you can tell CQC about your experience at any time on line at or by telephoning 03000 616161

You can learn more about CQC at their website

To see the latest profile for Southernhay House Surgery please

Care Quality Commission page on Southernhay House Surgery

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