Health and social care providers in England must be registered with the Care Quality Commission.
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social in England, and is responsible for making sure that care providers meet the Fundamental Standards of care and assessing the quality of care provided by asking five key questions:
- Is it safe?
- Is it effective?
- Is it caring?
- Is it responsive?
- Is it well led?
The Care Quality Commission analyses and and inspects services, asks care providers to assess themselves, and collects information to monitor how care providers are performing. They undertake reviews and inspections of health and scocial care services on an ongoing basis to ensure they remain compliant with the standards.
EPUT registered with CQC in April 2017 when it formed and has been inspected several times since. Our CQC registration information and latest inspection reports are available on the CQC website.
Our ungoing compliance with regulatory standards is assessed and monitored by our Compliance Team. We use an internal intelligence based system to collect information on all our services to provide assurance that all the standards are being met.
We have also developed self-assessment handbooks for services to understand how they meet the standards and what they are doing if there is any slippage. The Compliance Team also undertake a program of internal inspections to mirror those undertaken by the CQC which provides further assurance on the quality of services provided.