The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care, and encourage care services to improve. CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what they find to help people choose care.

CQC are changing how they regulate to improve care for everyone. Their new strategy can be found here.

For more information visit the CQC website, contact them directly on 03000 616161 or email

Latest CQC ratings across Somerset are available here:
Care Quality Commission ratings – Somerset Intelligence – The home of information and insight on and for Somerset – Run by a partnership of public sector organisations