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Information for professionals

  • Organisations we regulate

We have put this collection of information together for health and social care professionals. You can read more about our work and the people and organisations that work alongside us.

Our National Professional Advisors

Find out about the work of our National Professional Advisors who give us advice on best practice and act as our ambassadors.


Case studies

Read examples of where we have inspected a service and what happened next.

Working together

Find out how we work with other organisations and how we decide on our regulatory responses.



A dental nurse wearing rubber gloves putting instruments into an autoclaveGet the views of our people – from Chief Inspectors and National Professional Advisors to inspection staff on the ground.


Dentist preparing mould to take impression of mouth / teeth. Some dentists expressed concern that CQC will close them down if they are not compliant with any of the regulations on inspection. This is not true at all – find out why here.


Online communities

We have two online communities: one for primary medical services, and one for all registered providers.  

Feedback and surveys

Take part in our Frontline staff survey and see feedback from previous surveys.



Read past issues of our bulletins for registered providers, and our bulletin for health and social care professionals.



Last updated:
18 August 2014