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Care Quality Commission registration

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. From 1 October 2010, all health and adult social care providers became legally responsible for making sure they meet essential standards of quality and safety, and must be licensed with the CQC.

The CQC will register, and therefore license, providers of health and social care services if they meet the essential standards, and monitors providers to make sure they continue to meet these standards.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is licensed by the CQC to provide services at:

  • Good Hope Hospital
  • Heartlands Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
  • Solihull Hospital
  • Birmingham Chest Clinic
  • Norman Power Centre

The Trust undertakes the following "regulated activities" (as defined in the Health and Social Care Act 2008):

  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Surgical procedures
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures
  • Services in slimming clinics
  • Management of supply of blood and blood derived products etc
  • Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the 1983 (Mental Health) Act
  • Family planning services

Further information about the CQC and UHB’s licence is available on the CQC website.

Last reviewed: 31 October 2021