CQC registration is the legal licence which allows all health and social care providers , including GP practices, to operate. Hannage Brook Medical Centre was granted its licence on 11 December 2012.
We had to confirm that we complied with 16 'Essential Outcomes' covering:
- Patient Involvement and Information
- Personalised Care, Treatment and Support
- Safeguarding and Safety
- Suitability of Staffing
- Quality and Management
The CQC Inspectors will ask us 5 Key Questions
Are we safe?
Are we effective?
Are we caring?
Are we responsive?
Are we well led?
From June 2013 all GP practices will be subject to a planned inspection every 2 years, but if major concerns about a practice are raised then CQC can make unnanounced visits.