The Cambridge Heart Clinic is registered by the Care Quality Commission and bound by the Health and Social Care Act 2008. The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care, provided by hospitals, nursing homes and other residential units. The clinic undergoes regular inspections by the Commission in order to retain this registration. A copy of their most recent inspection report for the Cambridge Heart Clinic is available on their website at www.cqc.org.uk
Cambridge Heart Clinic is also a BUPA approved facility and we are accredited with all the other major and minor private medical insurance companies.
A Medical Advisory Committee at the Cambridge Heart Clinic offers guidance and advice on all areas of clinical practice and meets at regular intervals through the course of the year.
All consultants working at Cambridge Heart Clinic have to apply for Practising Privileges. In order to gain practising privileges the consultant has to demonstrate compliance with a number of parameters including:
- GMC certificate
- GMC specialist registration
- Professional indemnity insurance
- CRB clearance
- Have an annual professional appraisal
- Approval by Medical Advisory Committee of Cambridge Heart Clinic
To further ensure the highest standards of care and patient safety, each application must then be approved by a senior management team comprising the Chief Executive of Regent’s Park and a board director of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.