SCT welcomes CQC
08 December 2014

A team of inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have completed their initial inspection of our services last week. We have received really good initial feedback, but won't know the final outcome for at least a couple of months.

This is part of a national process to review the quality of NHS care.

The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. As part of their role, they check whether hospitals, community services, care homes, GPs, dentists and services in your home are meeting national standards. They do this by inspecting services and publishing their findings.

We welcome the inspection and are confident we’ll measure up. Our teams have worked exceptionally hard to prepare. They can feel good about the strengths of what they do, and be proud of the quality of the health and care support they provide to some of the most vulnerable people in the community.

If you are visiting any of our locations this week as a patient, a relative or friend of someone we care for or for any other reason, please be aware that the CQC inspectors might be on site.

Please be assured that patient care will remain our top priority during the inspection ‑ as always.

If you have any questions about the inspection please ask any member of our team. Or else feel free to call the SCT communications team on 01273 242096 weekdays 9am‑5pm.

Please note that the inspectors will also make additional inspection visits to our services in the weeks running up to Christmas.