Care Quality Commission (CQC)

You may have heard of the CQC; they are the independent regulators of all health and social care in England. They are given powers by the government to monitor and inspect all health care premises.


The CQC came and inspected Water Meadow Surgery on Thursday 12th May

It's official - we are good

The CQC has rated us as a good practice

During their inspection they asked five key questions about the quality and safety of our services: 

  • Are we safe?
  • Are we effective?
  • Are we caring?
  • Are we responsive?
  • Are we well-led?


As well as focusing on the five key questions, they will always look at how services are provided to people in specific population groups. For every GP practice they look at the quality of care for the following six  population groups:

  • Older people

  • People with long-term conditions

  • Families, children and young people

  • Working age people (including those recently retired and students)

  • People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable

  • People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia)

You can read more about the CQC by visiting their website www.cqc.org.uk/ 

Want to know more?   Click here: CQC Presentation for patients


During the inspection they interviewed the doctors, nurses staff and patients. They were particularly keen to seek the opinions of our patients.


We are now waiting for the official grading of our practice, which we will publish on this website. We will be graded in one of four categories;

  • Outstanding            
  • Good
  • Requires improvement
  • Inadequate

The CQC has rated us as a good practice

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