Care Quality Commission

National Processing Centre
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 4WH

Tel: 03000 616161
Web: www.cqc.org.uk

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Their aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere.

They regulate health and adult social care services, whether provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisations. And, they protect the rights of people detained under the Mental Health Act.

Part of their work is to award annual performance ratings for NHS trusts and care homes. On their website you can see how NHS trusts and care homes compare against each other in the areas that they are measured in.

Last updated on 21/07/2012

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