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Care Quality Commission

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.

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