The Care Quality Commission is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government established in 2009 to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England. This includes services provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations - whether in hospitals, care homes or peoples own homes. Part of the Commission's remit is protecting the interests of people whose rights have been restricted under the Mental Health Act.
Until 31 March 2009, regulation of health and adult social care in England was carried out by the Healthcare Commission and the Commission for Social Care Inspection. The Mental Health Act Commission had monitoring functions with regard to the operation of the Mental Health Act 1983.
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 established a single, integrated regulator for health and adult social care - the Care Quality Commission to replace these three bodies. The Commission was created in shadow form on 1 October 2008 and began operating on 1 April 2009.
CQC made an inspection to Herschel Medical Centre in January 2014. The surgery achieved compliancy in May 2014. The following areas were inspected and standards were met
- Respecting and involving people who use the services
- Care and welfare of people who use the service
- Safeguarding people who use services from abuse
- Requirements relating to workers
CQC report published Jan 2017
CQC Report HMC June 2016
CQC Report published in Feb 2014
Overview and CQC Inspections