Care Quality Commision (CQC)
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. It came into being on 1st April 2009 bringing together the responsibilities of the Commission for Social Care Inspection, the Mental Health Act Commission and the Healthcare Commission.
The CQC has developed a suite of clinical searches which are now routinely used when carrying out inspections of GP practices. They were designed to focus on areas of clinical importance, reflecting the profession’s agreed shared view of quality and to contribute to a consistent regulatory approach. The majority of the searches focus on safe prescribing, monitoring of higher risk drugs and identification of potential missed diagnoses. They identify cohorts of patients who may require further attention. Business Ruleset for the clinical searches
CQCs new regulatory approach
Links below which help to explain how the CQC is changing.
Walkthrough of CQCs new regulatory approach - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNYXznK9tWk
Integrated Care System and Local Authority assurance coproduction: what we heard, what we're doing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRty0l29xHY