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The CQC's role is to make sure that hospitals, care homes, dental and general practices and other care services in England provide people with safe, effective and high-quality care, and they encourage them to make improvements.

They do this in the following ways.

  • Setting Standards of quality and safety that people have a right to expect whenever they receive care.
  • Registering care services that meet our standards.
  • Monitoring, inspecting and regulating care services to make sure that they continue to meet the standards.
  • Protecting the rights of vulnerable people, including those whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.
  • Listening to and acting on Your experiences.
  • Involving the public and people who receive care in our work and Working in partnership with other organisations and Local groups.
  • Challenging all providers, with the worst performers getting the most attention.
  • Taking appropriate action if care services are failing to meet the standards.
    Carrying out in-depth investigations to look at care across the system.
  • Reporting on the quality of care services, publishing clear and comprehensive information, including performance ratings to help people choose care. aking fair and authoritative judgements, supported by the best information and evidence. 

Click here for a short video that explains the role of the CQC in more detail.










Have you heard of Care.Data? 

A new system of sharing your medical data is about to be introduced in the NHS.

Information about you and the care you receive will soon be shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff.
The NHS needs to use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. The NHS would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help them provide a full picture. This will allow the NHS to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so they can see what has worked best. Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected.
Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure the NHS provides the best care possible for everyone.

How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.
We (the practice) need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

If you do not want any of your information to be disclossed then ask at Reception and we will give you an 'opt out' form or you can download the form and return it to the practice.

Contact Us

Riverside Branch
Riverside Centre for Health
Park Street
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Tel: 0151 295 9213
Fax: 0151 295 0348

Picton Branch
Picton Neighbourhood Health And Childrens Centre
137 Earle Road
L7 6HD View map

Tel: 0151 295 3333
Fax: 0151 295 3334

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