The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all health and adult social care services in England, including those provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisation. It also protects the interests of people detained under the Mental Health Act.
The CQC makes sure that essential standards of quality and safety are being met where care is provided, from hospitals to private care homes. It has a wide range of enforcement powers to take action on behalf of people who use services if services are unacceptably poor.
From 1st April 2013 General Practices were required to register with CQC and The Caxton Surgery has successfully done so. As part of the registration we were required to create a statement of purpose which outlines the practice's aims and objectives for the future, the five key aims we identified were:
- To ensure high quality, safe and effective services
- To optimise performance against key targets and core standards
- Continually reviewing healthcare and patient experience
- To recruit, retain and develop a highly motivated and skilled workforce
- Financial sustainability
To view the practice's inspection report please follow the link: