Care Quality Commission


High quality health and social care that:

  • supports people to live healthy and independent lives
  • helps people and their carers make informed choices about care
  • responds to individual needs

Main aims:

  • regulating care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations
  • making sure better care is provided for everyone – in hospitals, care homes and people’s own homes
  • protecting the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act


  • Involving people who use services
  • Engaging with providers and commissioners
  • Working in partnership
  • Promoting equality and human rights

CQC National Correspondence
Citygate, Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PA

tel: 03000 616161

Send enquiries via the CQC webform

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