Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services across England. Their responsibilities include registration, review and inspection of services and their primary aim is to ensure that quality and safety are met on behalf of patients.
Any individual, partnership or organisation who provides regulated activity in England must be registered with the CQC otherwise they commit an offence. Through the system of registration, CQC can ensure that only those people who are judged to be fit and are likely to provide and manage good quality care that meets the needs of people, are authorised to do so.