Who are CQC?

We’re CQC, the independent regulator of health and social care in England
Our purpose and role

CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.
We monitor, inspect and regulate services and publish what we find. Where we find poor care, we will use our powers to take action.

How we will regulate

To deliver our ambitious strategy, we need to change how we work. We will regulate in a smarter way, adapting and responding to risk, uncertainty and demand. We will understand the quality of care in a local area or healthcare system to improve it and keep people safe.