About us

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Our purpose and role

CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services and publish what we find. Where we find poor care, we will use our powers to take action.

Find out more about our purpose and role

How we will regulate: we are changing the way we work

CQC jobs

Help us shape the future of health and social care in England. We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic people to join our team.

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You can use our data to build systems that help people find out about the health and social care options available to them.