About Care Quality Commission
The CQC is the quality and safety regulator of health and social care in England. It plays a vital role in ensuring services that people are provided with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care when they need it.
It was created in 2009 by a merger of 3 separate regulatory bodies. In 2012, under the stewardship of Sir David Behan, they began a process to restore political, professional and public confidence in the CQC and turnaround the organization.