Care Quality Commission

This report is the latest in a series of NAO reports on the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The NAO is examining whether the CQC is taking appropriate action to address the changing risks to patient care. This study will focus on: how the CQC makes use of its current powers and engages with other organisations; the level of resourcing available to deliver its responsibilities; how it makes use of information and intelligence; and how the CQC is held to account for delivering its purpose.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on, putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern please use our contact form.