The CQC are the Care Quality Commission and they’re the independent regulator for health and social care in England. That means they’re responsible for judging the quality of care within care homes and hospitals. The best way to think of them is as the care version of OFSTED. As you can imagine the CQC reports are really important for care providers!
The CQC look at 5 key areas when they inspect our homes which answer these questions:
Once the inspections are complete, the CQC publish their findings in a report addressing the 5 questions above. It talks about the good examples they find within our homes and talks about any areas for improvement. They also issue us with a new rating, which must be displayed on all care home’s websites. We keep ours on our care home’s individual pages, you can find your local homes here.
If you’d like to find out more about the CQC, you can head to their website here. To find your local Athena Care Home and their review score, click here.