Overview to the provider handbooks for hospitals: for consultation

Document type
Discussion paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
Date of publication
1 April 2014
Health Services
Social welfare
Material type

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In this consultation paper the CQC set out the planned changes to the way they regulate, inspect and rate care services. The changes include:

  • what CQC look at on an inspection.
  • how they judge what 'good' care looks like.
  • how they rate care services to help you judge and choose care if you want to.
  • how they use information to help them decide when and where to inspect

The consultation paper covers NHS acute hospitals, specialist mental health hospitals and community health services.