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Using CQC data

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You can use our data to build systems that help people find out about the health and social care options available to them.

You can access our data through our API and by downloading pre-prepared data sheets listing information such as registered locations and information about registered managers.

You can also use our widgets to display ratings information on your site.

Our data is made available under the Open Government Licence. By using it you are accepting the conditions of this licence. If you use our data, you should also acknowledge on your site or service that you are using CQC information.

API

You can access information about services we regulate available through our application programming interface (API).

Our API includes a list of all active and inactive providers and locations.

You can also retrieve information relating to individual providers and locations, including:

  • The name and address of the service
  • The date their registration under the Health & Social Care Act started and ended (if applicable)
  • The type of organisation (e.g. social care, NHS healthcare)
  • Any information on linked organisations (such as when a location was previously run by a different provider)
  • The regulated activities registered
  • Service types and specialisms (for locations only)
  • Latest ratings and report publication dates

Get started now on our API Portal

The data our API accesses is updated daily. This is the same frequency as the information about services on this website.

If you want to give feedback or ask questions about the API, please email syndicationapi@cqc.org.uk.

Data sheets

We also make selected information available for download as spreadsheets.

Locations regulated by CQC

This file contains a complete list of the places in England where care is regulated by CQC.
It includes every hospital, care home, GP, dentist and home care agency in England as well as other types of service like ambulances, prison care services and hospices.

We usually update this file once a week.

Follow @CQCsyndication on Twitter to find out when new files are published.

See our archive of files.

Care directory with filters

This file contains details of registered managers and care home bed numbers.
It also allows you to easily filter by the regulated activities, service types or service user bands.

We usually update this file once a month.

See our archive of care directory with filters files.

Care directory with ratings

This file contains details of the latest rating for each service.

We usually update this file once a month.

See our archive of care directory with ratings files.

See also: CQC register: nominated individuals, managers and regulated activities.

Deactivated locations

This file contains details of locations that were previously regulated by CQC and have since been deactivated.

A location can be deactivated for a number of reasons, and not necessarily because the service has closed. For example, it may have re-registered because it has made changes to its legal structure or changed address.

Last updated:
3 August 2017

 


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