The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at www.cqc.org.uk.
CQC statement on Health Select Committee report
9 January 2013
Commenting on the Health Select Committee report on the Care Quality Commission (CQC), CQC’s Chief Executive David Behan said: “In our strategic review we consulted widely on a clear statement of our purpose and role. We also set out our intentions to improve how we communicate with the public, make better use of information, and work more effectively as an organisation and with others, including those who provide care.
“We also set out our intentions to tailor the way we regulate different types of organisations based on what has the most impact on driving improvement. We will put people’s views at the centre of what we do.
“We have already begun to make some of these changes and will continue this process.
“We have demonstrated through the consultation on the strategy an open and transparent approach. We will ensure that openness and transparency are at the heart of the way we develop. We are focused on protecting and promoting the health, safety and welfare of people who use health and care services."
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The Health Select Committee’s report looks back at our work since 2009. It focuses specifically on whistleblowing, registering GPs and the way we inspect health and social care services. It also makes a number of recommendations about how we can improve and develop the way we work in the future.
Visit the Health Select Committee's website to read the full report.