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The following has been taken from CQC's website:

We’re the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

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

Our role

CQCs New Strategy – Single Assessment Framework

The CQC released their new strategy in 2021, with an emphasis on collaborative working, patient engagement, safety through sharing learning from experiences of users of the service and professionals, quality improvements and adopting a flexible smarter approach to inspections and regulation.

“We set out our ambitions under four themes

Their aim is “to ensure health and care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and to encourage those services to improve. “

To deliver this new strategy, they are working towards a new Single Assessment Framework.

CQC new framework

CQC - How we will use it

We will:

Their aim is to introduce this during 2023. CQC published an update in April 2023 that tells us that:-

They will be starting to roll this out in the summer with further developments later in 2023.

Over the coming months we’ll provide much more detail about how we’ll use our new assessment approach when we start to roll it out later in the year. We’ll give an update on what good looks like under our new assessment framework, the evidence we’ll prioritise and how providers will interact with our new operational teams.

We’ll also start to share case studies from the engagement work we’ve been doing on our provider portal.


The CQC website is where you can find information and advise about all aspects of Health and Social Care.

Please see below for information you may find useful:

CQC Mythbuster Updates  

CQC Pre-Inspection & Access Visits - Supportive Information

CQC - Audio & Video Podcasts and Recorded Webinars

CQC and CAS alerts

CQC - Challenging the CQC

CQC - Infection Control

CQC - Interview Questions for "Registered Managers"

CQC - Provider Companies

CQC - Provider Group Registration

CQC - Schedule for Partnership Agreements

CQC - Statement of Purpose



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