CQC Hospital Regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an independent body which monitors, inspects and regulates all hospital services, both NHS and independent private hospitals, in the UK to ensure that they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. CQC hospital regulation findings are published in regular reports, which include a hospital rating, to help patients to choose suitable care.

The 5 key questions which they ask of all hospitals are:

  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people’s needs?
  • Are they well-led?

We are rated ‘Good’ across all areas

We are delighted that in our most recent CQC regulation inspection in 2016 we received a rating of ‘Good’ across all five areas so you can be assured that The Foscote Hospital is:


You are protected from abuse and avoidable harm.


Your care, treatment and support achieves good outcomes, helps you to maintain quality of life and is based on the best available evidence.


Staff involve and treat you with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.


Services are organised so that they meet your needs.


Tleadership, management and governance of the organisation make sure it’s providing high-quality care that’s based around your individual needs, that it encourages learning and innovation, and that it promotes an open and fair culture.

The Foscote Hospital CQC report

You can read our full CQC report here.