The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. The regulations underpinning the new registration system were formally approved by Parliament and come into force from 1 April 2010.
The new regulations translate Quality Standards into expected 'outcomes' that describe quality and safety from the perspective of people who use services and places them at the centre of the registration system. They focus on people rather than policies, on outcomes rather than systems and relate to important aspects of care such as:
- involvement and information
- personalised care and treatment
- safety and safeguarding
In April 2010 The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust was registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) without condition.
As a registered provider, we are now required to demonstrate compliance with outcomes across all our services by location, as a trust we have 10 registered locations.
Safeguarding children and young people declaration 2011/12
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring that all our patients, including children and young people, are cared for in a safe and secure environment. As required by the Care Quality Commission we have published a declaration of our arrangements in relation to safeguarding children and young people. You can find this declaration via the link below.
View the trust declaration 2011/12
Certification of registration for 2009/10 with Care Quality Commission based on the Hygiene Code (Infection Control)
On 1 April 2009, it became a legal requirement for all trusts that provide NHS healthcare directly to patients to be registered with the Care Quality Commission. To be registered, trusts must ensure that they protect patients, workers and others from the known risks of acquiring a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), and are required to declare compliance with the newly revised hygiene code. The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust was registered with no conditions in respect of the hygiene code with on 1 April 2009 with the Care Quality Commission.
View the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust's certificate of registration hygiene code
View full details of the trust's compliance on the Care Quality Commission website.