Guidance about compliance: Essential standards of quality and safety

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This document provides guidance on achieving compliance with the essential standards of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the organisation that regulates the safety and quality of care in England.

Particularly relevant are the essential standards on safety, including cleanliness and infection control, management of medicines, safety and suitability of premises, and availability and suitability of equipment.

This document also provides more detailed guidance and explanations of the safety standards monitored by the CQC and how healthcare staff can ensure they are meeting those standards.

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