CQC rating

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.

We hosted the CQC inspection team in October and November 2017 and the results of their inspection were published in February 2018.

We are delighted that – for the first time in the Trust’s history – the CCQ have rated every Combined Service as “Good” or “Outstanding”.  The Trust’s overall rating is “Good”.

The results mean that Combined Healthcare is the best rated mental health trust across the whole of the Midlands and East of England and third highest in the whole country – only 1 of 3 with every service rated at least Good and at least two Outstanding.

The CQC results confirm that the Trust’s journey of improvement – labelled last year by the CQC as the fastest improving mental health trust in the country – has continued without let-up.

You can read our announcement of the CQC results here

You can read the CQC inspection reports on their website.


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