CQC priorities

Over the next five years we will focus on four priorities.

Encourage improvement, innovation and sustainability in care.

We will work with others to support improvement, adapt our approach as new care models develop, and publish new ratings of NHS trusts’ and foundation trusts’ use of resources.


Deliver an intelligence-driven approach to regulation.

We will use information from the public and providers more effectively to target resources where the risk to the quality of care is greatest and to check where quality is improving, and introduce a more proportionate approach to registration.

Promote a single shared view of quality

We will work with others to agree a consistent approach to defining and measuring quality, collecting information from providers, and delivering a single vision of high-quality care.

Improve our efficiency and effectiveness

We will work more efficiently, achieving savings each year, and improving how we work with the public and providers.