Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission

Who are the Care Quality Commission?​

As a health service provider the DHU is registered with the Care Quality Commission. The purpose of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to check whether hospitals, care homes, GPs, dentists and services in your home are meeting national standards.

"We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve." CQC

This is done by inspecting services and publishing findings, and helping people to make choices about the care they receive.

In October 2014, the CQC adopted a new approach for GPs and out-of-hours service providers, including putting people who use the services are at the centre of their work – listening, involving and responding to people’s experiences of care.

For more information visit the Care Quality Commission website.