The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health care and adult social care services in England. They also protect the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act. Whether services are provided by the NHS, local authorities or by private or voluntary organisations, they make sure that people get better care. They:
• Focus on quality and act swiftly to eliminate poor quality care, and
• Make sure care is centered on people’s needs and protects their rights.
CQC have responsibility for regulating SMHS. Below are links to the CQC website and to reports for previous CQC inspections of SMHS.
Link to CQC - http://www.cqc.org.uk/
Link to our CQC reports – http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-394123783