Care Quality Commission (CQC)

CAIS at Salus is our specialist Inpatient detoxification facility regulated by the CQC. They set out what good and outstanding care looks like and ensure our services meet fundamental standards.

The CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety, which is then published on the CQC website, including the assigned performance rating which will help people choose care providers.

Information they collect and use to monitor services includes Data on safety and quality, which helps us to plan our inspection activity, Information about people’s experiences of care and the views of their families.

General Medical Council (GMC)

The GMC helps protect patient and improve medical education and practice throughout the UK by setting standards for both doctors and student doctors. They support doctors in achieving and exceeding those standards, and to take appropriate action when key standards are not met.

The GMC oversee the medical register, an online directory of doctors across the UK. It shows which type of registration a doctor holds, training history, qualifications, and other useful information.

The register is there to provide transparency and confidence that doctors practising medicine in the UK have adequate training, skills and experience needed to meet the standards that patients expect.

Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW)

Hafan Wen is one of our specialist inpatient detoxification facilities which is regulated by the Health Inspectorate Wales. HIW main responsibility is to inspect NHS services and regulate independent healthcare providers against a range of standards, policies, guidance, and regulations.

They look at how services: Comply with regulations, meet healthcare standards, meet other relevant legislation, professional standards, and guidance.

HIW use regulations, guidance, and standards to make judgements regarding the quality, safety and effectiveness of healthcare services.

Royal College of Nursing

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) founded in 1916, received its royal charter in 1928. Modern nursing shares many similarities with nursing of the past: patients are cared for and human connection remains a vital part of what nurses do.

21st century nursing practice has changed drastically; Nursing continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace. Nursing staff are highly skilled professionals, carrying out a safety-critical job.

The NHSAPA work together with the RCN to shaping the future of nursing.

Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPSYCH)

The RCPSYCH are the professional body responsible for supporting Psychiatrists throughout their careers, raising the standards of psychiatry across the UK

NHSAPA consultant doctors work with the RCPSYCH to secure the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental health services, training outstanding psychiatrists, promoting quality and research, setting standards and being the voice of psychiatry.

The College has adopted an 8-point framework of core values for psychiatrists to adhere to.