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Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

Click here to view the current inspection report for Eastbourne Healthcare Partnership.

Click here to view the current inspection report for Princes Park.

Click here for download the statement of purpose for Princes Park. (.doc, 93KB)

CQC's new strategy for 2016 to 2021

We are delighted to launch our 2016 to 2021 strategy which sets out an ambitious vision: a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so more people get high-quality care.

CQC Strategy document 16-21 Click here for download (EXTERNAL LINK).

Our priorities

Over the next five years we will focus on four priorities.

1. Encourage improvement, innovation and sustainability in care

We will work with others to support improvement, adapt our approach as new care models develop, and publish new ratings of NHS trusts' and foundation trusts' use of resources.

2. Deliver an intelligence-driven approach to regulation

We will use information from the public and providers more effectively to target resources where the risk to the quality of care is greatest and to check where quality is improving, and introduce a more proportionate approach to registration.

3. Promote a single shared view of quality

We will work with others to agree a consistent approach to defining and measuring quality, collecting information from providers, and delivering a single vision of high-quality care.

4. Improve our efficiency and effectiveness

We will work more efficiently, achieving savings each year, and improving how we work with the public and providers.

How we'll know when we've succeeded

We'll know whether we've achieved this when:

  • People trust and use our expert, independent judgements about the quality of care.
  • People have confidence that we will identify good and poor care and that we will take action where necessary so their rights are protected.
  • Organisations that deliver care improve quality as a result of our regulation.
  • Organisations are encouraged to use resources as efficiently as possible to deliver high-quality care.

CQC Information

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all health and adult social care services in England, including those provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisation. It also protects the interests of people detained under the Mental Health Act.

The CQC makes sure that essential standards of quality and safety are being met where care is provided, from hospitals to private care homes and GP surgeries. It has a wide range of enforcement powers to take action on behalf of people who use services, if services are unacceptably poor.

The CQC’s aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes or elsewhere. Read more about CQCs vision and values

Involving people

The CQC makes sure that the voices of people who use health and adult social care services are heard by asking people to share their experiences of care services. It makes sure that users' views are at the heart of its reports and reviews. In some cases patients and their carers work alongside inspectors to provide a user's view of services.


By law all NHS providers (such as hospitals and ambulance services) must register with the CQC to show they are protecting people from the risk of infection. The registration system applies to NHS provider trusts (acute, ambulance, mental health and primary care) and the NHS Blood and Transplant Authority.

From October l 2010 all health and adult social care providers must be registered and licensed with the CQC to show they are meeting essential standards of quality and safety. Without registration, providers will not be allowed to operate. From April 2013 Princes Park Health Centre has been registered with the CQC.


The CQC has been given a range of legal powers and duties. It will take action if providers don’t meet essential standards of quality and safety, or if there is reason to think that people’s basic rights or safety are at risk.

The CQC can be flexible about how and when to use its enforcement powers, such as fines and public warnings. It can apply specific conditions in response to serious risks. For example, it can demand that a hospital ward or service is closed until the provider meets safety requirements or is suspended. It can take a service off the register if absolutely necessary.


The CQC also carries out periodic and special reviews in order to improve health and social care in the UK.

The CQC’s priority is to improve the public’s experience of health and social care.

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