Independent health services
Tell us about your experience to help improve our inspections
CQC's role and who we regulate
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the regulator of health and adult social care services. We check that hospitals, care homes, GPs, dentists and services in peoples' home are providing safe, effective care.
Our remit includes registering and inspecting independent acute hospitals, both corporately owned or standalone. This includes NHS treatment centres and private patient units located within an NHS acute or specialty trust, where these are run and managed by an independent provider.
We publish our inspection findings – you can find our inspection reports and ratings (where applicable) at www.cqc.org.uk.
Share your experience of independent health
We want to hear what you think about specific independent health services – you can tell us by filling in a share your experience form.
When filling in the form, remember to include the name/number of the ward (if applicable) and tell us the type of treatment you were receiving, eg day case or inpatient surgery, adult outpatients and diagnostics, etc.
We look at a lot of information about services before undertaking inspections, including experiences of care reported to us by patients, their family and friends and those who work at services.
The information you provide will help inform our inspections and may highlight issues we need to investigate further.
Please tell us about other services
You can also tell us about care from other services in your area such as your GP, dentist or care home. We'll use this information to help us to decide when to inspect and what we should look at during inspections.
Sign up for e-alerts
Are you interested in the performance of a specific healthcare service? Sign up for e-alerts to get notifications when these services are inspected and when inspection reports are published.
Join our online community
Our online community is made up of members of the public who want get involved and help inform the way CQC works to drive improvements in the quality of care.