The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. The CQC is responsible for developing and implementing its methodology for assessing whether providers are meeting the registration requirements through its inspection and monitoring of providers.
The CQC has provided the following information:
Pages five and six of CQC’s inspection report for Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust outline the background of the Trust, including additional statistical data. These pages also include detail of the composition of the CQC inspection team and the specifics of how it carried out this inspection. This includes a list of organisations that hold data about the trust that CQC share information with.
Although listed in the report, The Royal College of Radiologists was not contacted prior to this inspection. The CQC is always happy to be contacted by the Royal Colleges at any time if they do have concerns about an inspection report. Monitor was erroneously listed in the report as being contacted, in place of the NHS Trust Development Authority. This error will be corrected in an addendum to the report.
Before inspecting the Trust, CQC reviewed a range of information it held, and asked other organisations to share what they knew about the hospital. The organisations CQC contacted were: the General Medical Council, the Health and Care Professionals Council, Health Education England, National Peer Review Programme, NHS England (relevant national and local teams), NHS Litigation Authority, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the College of Emergency Medicine, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Surgeons, local authorities, the NHS Trust Development Authority, local clinical commissioning groups and the local Healthwatch.
CQC contacts a range of organisations before each inspection and will tailor which organisations are contacted depending on the sector of the inspection and the data sources that are already available.