Care Quality Commission: Essential Standards of Quality and Safety

A system of regulation for providers of health and social care

From April 2010, all health and adult social care providers who provide regulated activities are required by law to be registered with the Care Quality Commission. The Statement of Purpose provides more information on the Trust’s regulated activities.

What does registration involve?

To continue to be registered with the Care Quality Commission, the Trust must show that it is meeting fundamental standards standards of quality and safety across all of the regulated activities we provide. There are 13 standards that will be used by the Care Quality Commission to form a judgement about the Trust’s compliance.

How will the Trust help me to meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety?

The Trust also has a responsibility to you as an employee to provide you with the necessary skills and support to enable you to meet your responsibilities under the essential standards of quality and safety. The Compliance Team work with the leads for the fundamental standards and the CQC core services to monitor compliance and take actions where improvements are required.

Current ratings with the CQC

The Trust’s overall rating from its last inspection is ‘Requires Improvement’. For more information on the findings and actions for improvement, please visit the Trust’s section on the CQC website.

The Trust developed a Quality Improvement Plan to address all areas for improvement following the CQC inspection.

View the Quality Improvement Plan