Page last updated: 21 February 2020
About...the Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission was established under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and came into being on 01 April 2009. It is the primary regulator of the quality of provision of health (NHS and independent) and adult social care in England.
The Commission’s functions include much of the work previously undertaken by the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection, and the Mental Health Act Commission although one key difference is the responsibility for health and social care registration.
CQC has offices in London, Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds and Newcastle but the majority of staff are contractual homeworkers.
Thought about being a CQC UNISON rep?
The union is founded on its members and we always encourage lay members who are interested in becoming a representative - even if they only want to distribute information locally as a workplace contact. This is especially the case in those regions/ offices where we currently do not have representation. It certainly need not be onerous and you'd be helping to make a difference in raising the profile of UNISON. So if you work in the South West or Central regions of CQC then we would especially like to hear from you although additional interest from within Buckingham Palace Road and the North region would be highly appreciated.
- There are four categories of UNISON representatives:
- health & safety rep,
- union learning rep, and
- workplace contact.
Please refer to the The Basics page for more information and available training.