Closer To Critical

Quality Watch, November 2015

This Quality Watch report aims to help policy-makers, healthcare leaders, patient groups and others make sense of quality across health and social care, primarily in England.

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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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Cause for concern: QualityWatch annual statement 2014

Nuffield Trust, October 2014

The quality of health and social care services in England continues to be subject to intense scrutiny and debate. 

In this second annual statement from the QualityWatch programme, they draw on analysis of over 200 quality indicators and a series of in-depth research reports to provide an overview of how patterns of quality in services are changing across a range of care settings. 

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Homeless Health Network National Survey 2014

The Queen’s Nursing Institute, August 2014

The Homeless Health Network is a network of over 700 health professionals interested in better healthcare for people experiencing homelessness. Mental health and alcohol related problems are among the top issues reported in the 2014 survey.

Click here to view the summary of findings from the survey.