Care Quality Commission coming to a Practice near you soon!
Published: 15 December 2014 | Categories: Healthcare
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), an independent organisation that monitors, inspects and regulates services, will soon be inspecting GP Practices across South Nottinghamshire.
From January 2015 onwards, the organisation will be inspecting your local GP Practice to ensure that they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety.
The views of patients are central to these inspections and we are urging you to feedback about the care you receive at your Practice.
The CQC have a number of key principles that guide how they will inspect and regulate all care services, with a very strong emphasis towards using feedback from patients and the public to inform their judgements about services.
How can you feedback about your Practice?
• Fill in a form and share your experiences
• Call CQC direct: 03000 61 61 61
Want to know more about the CQC?
The Care Quality Commission inspects the following services:
- Care homes
- Services in your homes
- Community services
- Mental health services
Their reports and findings are published, including performance ratings to help people choose care and be reassured that services are safe, effective, compassionate and provide high-quality care.
The CQC are committed to involving patients and local communities in all their work. Patients will be involved in their inspections of GP practices and GP out-of-hours services. They will gather views from individuals, families and carers and local representative groups before they carry out an inspection. The CQC will work specifically with local groups who gather the views of local people and who represent patients and communities such as practices’ Patient Participation Groups and Local Healthwatch.