Glossary of terms used in the guidance for providers on regulations

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Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
Date of publication
2 February 2015
Health Services, Disabled people, Mental health services, Social Policy, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This is the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) glossary of terms used in the provision of health and social care.  It provides clear and concise definitions of various terms used in official documentation, including citations from the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and the Equality Act 2010.  Although specifically written for the providers of health and social care, it is useful to anyone reading literature associated with these fields.

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