CQC Inspection 2016
On May 24th – 26th 2016, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an announced comprehensive inspection of Cancer Centre London. The inspection reviewed how the centre provided medical care and treatment, in this case chemotherapy and radiotherapy, to patients attending on an outpatient basis.
Overall, the rating for Cancer Centre London was Good.
Who are the CQC?
They are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care.
Why did they rate us Good?
Cancer Centre London offers complex investigations such as computerised tomography (CT scanning) and if patients’ required additional investigations for treatment planning such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), this is available at our sister site, Parkside Hospital. CQC also inspected Parkside hospital, to which oncology patients can be admitted for inpatient treatment, at the same time as the CCL inspection. Patients also have the choice to undertake some of their treatment planning investigations at any other private provider if they prefer, or if they needed a type of scan not available at Parkside Hospital.
Overall, they rated Cancer Centre London LLP as good. They found the centre was good in four of the key questions they always ask of every service relating to safe, effective, caring and well led. They found the service to be outstanding in its responsiveness to patients.
What happens next?
We are very proud of this result and all the hard work put in by our staff in order to provide first class care to our patients. We will continue to strive for an overall rating of outstanding.
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More information about the CQC can be found by visiting their website http://www.cqc.org.uk/.