The Care Quality Commission (CQC) review of the quality of care provided by hospitals, care homes and GP practices in England, published earlier this month, discloses information about the persistence of unjustifiable variations in quality and safety. Safety, safeguarding and leadership have been identified as requiring improvement. SCIE has plans to use information obtained through inspections to push improvements, based on examples of best practice.
This report presents a thorough overview of the state of care, as of 2013/14, across the following sectors:
- Adult social care.
- Hospitals, mental health care and community health services.
- Primary medical services and integrated care.
“In 2013/14 we began to introduce a new, tougher approach to inspecting care services. Our more rigorous, expert-led inspections are starting to give us a deeper understanding of the quality of health and social care than ever before”.
Read more: State of Care 2013/14. Care Quality Commission.
State of Care 2013/14. London: Care Quality Commission, October 2014.
This relates to:
The state of health care and adult social care in England 2013/14. London: Care Quality Commission, October 17th 2014.
There is also an Executive Summary.