The 6 C's of care are a set of values that were developed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.
The 6 C's and what they mean;
Care - This refers to the need for health and social care professionals to provide high-quality care that is tailored to the individual needs of each patient or client.
Compassion - This means treating patients and clients with kindness, empathy, and understanding, and responding to their physical, emotional, and social needs.
Competence - This involves ensuring that health and social care professionals have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to provide safe and effective care.
Communication - This means being open, honest, and transparent in all interactions with patients and clients, and actively seeking to understand their needs and preferences.
Courage - This involves standing up for what is right and speaking out about poor practices or unsafe care.
Commitment - This means being dedicated to improving the quality of care and working in the best interests of patients and clients at all times.
The 6 C's of care are intended to guide the actions and behaviors of health and social care professionals and to help ensure that they provide care that is compassionate, competent, and responsive to the needs of their patients and clients.