Care Quality Commission
State of Care 2017/18 published
This year's State of Care finds that most people receive a good quality of care, but that people’s experiences are often determined by how well different parts of local systems work together.
State of Care is our annual assessment of health and social care in England. The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.
This year's report finds that some people can easily access good care, but others cannot access the services they need, experience disjointed care, or only have access to providers with poor services.
By looking at local health and care systems, we found that it was harder for people to access services in the community in places where services failed to work well together. In turn, this can lead to unnecessary admissions to hospital, putting extra pressure on acute and mental health services.
5 factors affecting the sustainability of good care
The challenge for all local health and social care organisations is to understand the needs of local people and to work together to find sustainable solutions that put people first.
We looked at 5 factors that affect the sustainability of good care for people:
- Access to care and support
- Quality of care for people
- Workforce to deliver care
- Capacity to meet demand
- Funding and commissioning
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New web resource to explore technology in care15/11/2018 13:10:00
A new resource on CQC’s website, which will see pages added as new topics are addressed, explores the use of technology in care, looking at the benefits of innovation and updating previously published information on surveillance.
Criminal exploitation and ‘county lines’: learn from past mistakes, report finds15/11/2018 10:17:00
A report published yesterday finds that local agencies must learn lessons from past sexual exploitation cases to respond to 'county lines' and other child criminal exploitation.
Equally Outstanding: an update02/11/2018 14:20:00
Last autumn, we published Equally Outstanding, a resource which shows how a focus on equality and human rights can improve care quality – even in times of financial constraint.
CQC outlines proposed regulatory fees for providers from next April29/10/2018 10:20:00
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is publishing its consultation on the fees that it proposes to charge providers in 2019/20.
Social care in prisons in England and Wales17/10/2018 12:20:00
CQC published a joint report with HM Inspectorate of Prisons yesterday.
CQC awarded funding to support and encourage innovation08/10/2018 13:20:00
Through its Regulators’ Pioneer Fund, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded CQC £500,000 to explore how we can work with providers to encourage good models of innovation.
King’s Fund report on our impact28/09/2018 09:20:00
CQC welcome the findings of the report 'Impact of the Care Quality Commission on provider performance', published yesterday by The King’s Fund and Alliance Manchester Business School.
Care homes are alive with the sound of music18/09/2018 13:15:00
Care homes across England celebrated the last night of the proms in style, with live music, performance and dance.
How hospital trusts are embedding Quality Improvement to deliver high quality and sustainable patient care13/09/2018 13:20:00
Yesterday (Wednesday 12 September) CQC published a report that explores how a number of high performing hospital trusts have used a systematic approach to quality improvement (QI) to ensure better patient outcomes and performance.