The State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2013/14

Care Quality Commission, 30 October 2014

The CQC have released their annual report into the state of health care and adult social care in England for 2013/14. 

In 2013/14 the CQC began to introduce a new, tougher approach to inspecting care services. The more rigorous, expert-led inspections are starting to give a deeper understanding of the quality of health and social care than ever before.  They report that they have found many examples of good and outstanding care. But they’ve also found wide variation in quality. There are big differences in the quality of care that people experience from different providers, in different places and sometimes at different times of the day or day of the week.

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CQC finds ‘unacceptable’ variation in quality of dementia care

Community Care, 13 October 2014

People with dementia are being put at risk of substandard care by an ‘unacceptable’ variation in the quality of treatment provided at care homes and hospitals across England, a review by England’s social care regulator has found.

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Care Quality Commission sets out criteria for its new ratings for adult social care

Mental Health Today, 30 September 2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has set out its criteria for inspecting adult social care across each of the key areas it will routinely inspect services against.From October, CQC will roll out its new approach to regulating adult social care in England. Specialist teams, including trained members of the public – experts by experience – will inspect services against what matters most to the people who use them: are they safe, caring, effective, responsive to their needs, and well-led…

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