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How we maintain our standards

Care Quality CommissionPilgrims Hospices is an independent hospice regulated under the National Minimum Standards Regulations (2000) and the Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001.

Each year Pilgrims Hospices reports to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is an independent regulator of health and adult social care in England with an aim to improve and maintain better standards of care.

You can read the most recent CQC reports about each of our hospices by clicking on the links below

Pilgrims Hospice Thanet December 2013

Visit the CQC’s website for more information.

It can be contacted at:

CQC South East
Newcastle upon Tyne


CQC responsibilities at Pilgrims Hospices:

1) CQC Nominated Individual:

Mr Peter Simpson. Finance Director

2) CQC Registered Manager:

With immediate effect registered manager for the three clinical sites are:

Mrs Carla Jones, Volunteer Development Manager (oversight of Thanet Hospice)

Mr Jon Sillett, Head of Estates and Facilities (oversight of Ashford Hospice)

Mrs Lorna Pollock, Senior Nurse Manager Education and Nursing Homes (oversight of Canterbury Hospice)

3) Accountable Officer:

Mr Peter Simpson, Finance Director.


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