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Inspections by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the organisation responsible for ensuring that health and social care services in England – including hospitals, care homes, dental practices and GP surgeries – provide safe, high-quality care. 

The CQC regularly checks services to ensure they meet national standards for quality and safety, and is in the course of introducing new-style inspections which will rate services as outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.

What's the standard?

The national standards are set by Parliament and can be found on the CQC website.

How are we doing?

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a 'good' overall rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with some services rated 'outstanding'.

CQC inspectors visited our hospital and community services from 7-10 September 2015.

In its report published in March 2016, the CQC rated Guy's and St Thomas' 'outstanding' for providing 'caring' services, 'good' for 'effective', 'responsive' and 'well-led' services, and 'requires improvement' for 'safe' services.

Services provided for children and young people at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and in the Emergency Department at St Thomas’ were both rated 'outstanding'.

The CQC inspectors also identified some areas for improvement which the Trust recognises it needs to address.

Find out more

For full details, see the CQC website. See also Guy's and St Thomas' rated 'Good' by CQC.

Got a question?

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What are CQC inspections?

Find out more about hospital inspections and why they're carried out in this video from the Care Quality Commission. 

Page last updated: June 9 2016