CQC Enforcement

The CQC can take action against a service where the concern is linked to a breach in a specific regulation.

CQC Enforcement

See the CQC enforcement policy here >

Although the information below reiterates the current standpoints of the CQC from the CQC website, Isopharm advises that you visit www.cqc.org.uk regularly to ensure compliance.

 ‘We use our powers to:

  • Protect you from harm and make sure you receive care that meets the standards you have a right to expect.
  • Make sure services improve if the standard of care they provide has fallen below acceptable levels.
  • Hold care providers and managers to account for failures in how care is provided.

What action we take depends on how the problems we've identified affect the people who use the service and how serious they are.

Our powers

The action we can take includes:

  • Using requirement notices or warning notices to set out what improvements the care provider must make and by when.
  • Making changes to a care provider's registration to limit what they may do, for example by imposing conditions for a given time.
  • Placing a provider in special measures, where we closely supervise the quality of care while working with other organisations to help them improve within set timescales.
  • Hold the care provider to account for their failings by:
    • issuing simple cautions
    • issuing fines
    • prosecuting cases where people are harmed or placed in danger of harm’

Although the information above reiterates the current standpoints of the CQC from the CQC website, Isopharm advises that you visit www.cqc.org.uk regularly to ensure compliance.