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18 July 2013
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Update - December 2013

Please note: As a result of the huge volume of people who have come forward to express an interest in being involved in a CQC inspection – over 7000 over the past four months - we now need to pause with our recruitment so that we can properly manage the first batch of applications.

This means that at the present time, we will not be putting anymore people through the application process to become an Expert by Experience – this is our name for members of the public who are trained to take part in our inspections of health and social care services.

We hope to be in a position to do further recruitment in Spring 2014.

Join the CQC Action Team

In the meantime we encourage you to join the CQC Action Team and get involved in our work in other ways.

Complete our short online form. It should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.


18 July 2013

Sir Mike Richards, our new Chief Inspector of Hospitals, is asking for clinicians, NHS professionals and members of the public to join his hospital inspection teams.

Sir Mike Richards said, “Today I am issuing a call to action for clinicians, NHS professionals and members of the public to join our inspection teams. We welcome people with a wide range of experience and expertise”.

How do I respond to his call to action?

If you would like to respond to Sir Mike, please email:

Applications will go through a recruitment process. Successful candidates will be assessed and trained over the coming months and will join our existing panel of clinicians and Experts by Experience (members of the public with experience of care).

Last updated:
29 May 2017