About CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. They also protect the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.

The CQC’s job is to make sure that care provided by hospitals, G.Ps, dentists, ambulances, care homes and services in people’s own homes and elsewhere meets government standards of quality and safety. The CQC register care services that meet the standards, inspect them to check that they continue to do so, and take action when they don’t.

The CQC also make sure that mental health law is used correctly and that patients are cared for properly while they are detained in hospital or are on a Community Treatment Order.

The CQC are always looking for enthusiastic and ambitious people with a passion for health and social care. You don’t have to have worked in regulation before, but irrespective of background, you’ll share our commitment to the elimination of poor quality care and want to be involved. The CQC recruit diverse people from a variety of backgrounds, with a wealth of different experiences in line with their values; what’s really important is integrity, a pride in working at the CQC and your ability to delivery effectively, act inclusively and demonstrate accountability.