All NHS organisations are asked to assess their performance against the Government’s 24 core Standards for Better Health. They then have to declare this information publicly in a 'Core Standards Declaration' coordinated by the Care Quality Commission.

Core Standards Declaration 2009/2010

Core Standards Declaration 2008/2009

Core Standards Declaration 2007/2008

For more information about Core Standards Declaration visit the Care Quality Commission website.

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. They also protect the interests of people whose rights have been restricted under the Mental Health Act. 

All NHS trusts must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) by law to provide care. To be registered, trusts needed to show they meet new essential standards of quality and safety, which the CQC will constantly monitor. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is registered with the CQC without conditions.