Care Quality Commission report released on care in the UK

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They published on 11 October 2018 a report looking at the quality of care in 2017-18.

The report warns of growing ‘care injustice’, with access to good care becoming more dependent on how well local systems work together. 'The state of health care and adult social care in England 2017/18' looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve. 

The report shows that most people are still getting good care – when they are able to get to it. Overall, quality has been mostly the same as the previous year, and in some cases, even better. This is despite ongoing challenges around demand and funding, together with big workforce pressures as all sectors struggle to recruit and keep staff. 

But quality is not consistent, and access to good care increasingly depends on where in the country you live and the type of support you need. Some people can easily access good care. Others cannot access the services they need, they experience disjointed care, or only have access to providers with poor services. People’s experiences are often determined by how well different parts of local systems work together.

Please find the summary report and the full report

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