Care Quality Commission (CQC)

All social care and healthcare providers have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (which replaced the Healthcare Commission), which assess hospital trusts on a series of measures and standards for patient care and management.

The CQC has regulatory and enforcement powers across all of health and social care in England. They are responsible for determining the standards we must achieve, they will inspect us periodically to check we are meeting those standards and by law, they have powers to close services if standards are not met.

We have registered with the CQC to provide services at five locations:

Southampton General Hospital – acute services

  • Treatment of disease, disorder and injury
  • Surgical procedures
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures
  • Assessment or medical treatment for people detained under the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Transport services, triage and medical advice provided remotely

Princess Anne Hospital – maternity services and gynaecology

  • Treatment of disease, disorder and injury
  • Surgical procedures
  • Maternity and midwifery services
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures
  • Assessment or medical treatment for people detained under the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Transport services, triage and medical advice provided remotely

Royal South Hants Hospital – outpatient services

  • Treatment of disease, disorder and injury
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures

New Forest Birth Centre – maternity led services

  • Midwifery led services
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures (pregnancy related)

Countess Mountbatten House – hospice services

  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures
  • Assessment or medical treatment for people detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 

For information and reports about our services, please see the UHS pages on the CQC website.