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CQC COVID-19 inpatient survey

CQC is carrying out a survey to capture the experiences of patients in hospital during the peak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A sample of patients admitted to hospital for one night or more during March, April and May this year, are being invited to take part in the survey.

The sample of patients includes people admitted with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, and those admitted for unrelated reasons.

We're asking these patients to complete a version of CQC’s existing annual adult inpatient survey questionnaire. It includes new questions about the experience of being in hospital during the pandemic.

Patients can complete the questionnaire online or over the phone. The questionnaire will be available for approximately four weeks.

The results will show how safe, effective, caring and responsive patients believe that the care they received has been. They'll be available at a national, regional and Integrated Care System (ICS)/Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) level.

We expect to report on our findings in the Autumn. These will help inform how services plan for, and respond to, any second coronavirus spike. The findings will also be used to support services in the ongoing care of those who continue to be admitted with coronavirus.

Ipsos MORI, an independent research organisation, is carrying out the survey for CQC.


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