For dentistry, the CQC inspection programme usually works on a 10-year cycle. Following an inspection, the CQC aims to publish its report within 50 days.
Around 10-12% of inspected practices are found to breach one of the regulatory requirements and need to take corrective action. However, even when regulatory requirements have been met, reports usually include suggestions for improvement.
You should read this guidance alongside our advice on meeting the CQC’s compliance requirements.
Key learning objectives
This advice describes the CQC inspection and the subsequent report. It will help you to understand:
- How the CQC obtains information about the practice for its report
- The inspection report – how it is structured and what it includes
- What you need to do if you have not met the requirements.