Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Grove House Practice is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a comprehensive inspection at Grove House Practice on 29 September 2015 and subsequently rated the practice as good.

The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The CQC makes sure that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high quality that also encourages improvement.

The CQC regularly inspect GP Practices and during the inspections they look at 5 main areas:

  1. Is the Practice safe
  2. Is the Practice effective
  3. Is the Practice caring?
  4. Is the Practice responsive to its patient’s needs?
  5. Is the Practice well-led?

The CQC inspect and regulate different care services in different ways, they do this by:

  • Registering people that apply to them to provide services
  • Using data, evidence and information throughout their work
  • Using feedback that has been given to help them reach their judgements
  • Having inspections carried out by their experts
  • Publishing information on their judgements. In most cases they also publish a rating to help people choose care.
  • Taking action when they judge that services need to improve or to make sure those responsible for poor care are held accountable for it.


How you can contact the CQC to share your experience:

Telephone: 03000 61 61 61


You may also view our Provider Page on the CQC website.