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The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at

Provider compliance assessment tool

This tool focuses on outcomes for the 16 essential standards that most directly relate to the quality and safety of care.

We have produced guidance on how and when the provider compliance assessment should be used.

Download the tool

To help you complete the assessment more easily, we have split the tool into 16 files, one for each essential standard and associated outcome.