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About us

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We regulate health and social care services

Find out about our role, the standards we set and how we check they're being met.


Who we are

We're the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

Achieving our purpose

Our strategy

A calculator and pencil on a deskFind out about our goals for the years ahead and how we're changing the way we work.

How we are run

A man's hands holding a pen over a deskRead about our governance and how we're structured to help us achieve our aims.

Who we work with

Two people shaking handsWe work with other organisations to share information and improve the way care is regulated.

Meet our team

Our board

Liz Sayce at a CQC board meetingOur board is accountable to the public, Parliament and the Secretary of State for Health.

Our executive team

Image of Ian TrenholmOur executive team is responsible for ensuring we deliver the board's strategy and achieve our purpose.

Our salaries and staff

Organisational structure diagramInformation about our staff, including payscales and diversity information.