The Defence Medical Services Regulator (DMSR) asked CQC to undertake a comprehensive programme of independent inspections of defence medical treatment facilities.
There is no statutory requirement for DMS services to be registered with CQC under the Health and Social Care Act, but we use the inspections to report on the current standards of care and to drive improvement.
Our inspections highlight both notable practice and problems, and allow the Defence Medical Services Regulator to ensure that military health services address any issues for the benefit of patients and the staff working in them. We work together to ensure that armed forces personnel and their families have access to the same high-quality care as the rest of society.
We publish all inspection reports once the inspection process is completed.