What we do
The Care Quality Commissions (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. Our job is to make sure that care provided by hospitals, dentists, ambulances, care homes and services in people's own homes and elsewhere meets national standards of quality and safety.
How we are funded
We are funded through a combination of registration fee income and government grant-in-aid. The Care Quality Commission began operating on 1 April 2009 as the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We replaced three earlier commissions: the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission.