The Care Quality Commission (CQC) introduced a tougher inspection system for England’s 11,000 care homes in October 2014.
While there are no grounds for undue complacency, nearly three-quarters of 372 care homes rated “inadequate” in 2014 have improved their CQC assessment ratings, according to a recent review. Of those care homes previously rated “inadequate”, 205 have moved to a “requiring improvement” rating, and 68 are now rated “good”, while 99 have their “inadequate” rating unchanged. (Thirty four care homes rated inadequate in 2014 have since closed).
These statistics imply that over 12,000 people in England now receive better and safer care from these services.
Care ‘has improved for 12,000 in homes’ in England. London: BBC Health News, May 25th 2016.
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Inspections reveal care home improvement. [Online]: Care Quality Commission, May 25th 2016.