State of Care Report 2018

The Care Quality Commission published its State of Care assessment on 11 October 2018 which assesses health and social care in England.

This year’s report reveals that most people in England receive a good quality of care, however people’s experiences of care often depended on how well local systems work together in their local area.

The Commission identified 5 areas affecting the sustainability of good care:

Access – Some people cannot access the services they need, or their only reasonable access is to providers with poor services.

Quality – The overall quality of care in the major health and care sectors has improved slightly but too many people are still getting care that is not good enough.

Workforce – Getting the right workforce is essential in ensuring services can improve and provide high-quality, person-centred care.

Demand & Capacity – Providers face the challenge of finding the right capacity to meet people’s needs.

Funding & Commissioning – Care providers need to be able to plan provision of services for populations with the right resources. Funding and commissioning structures and decision-making need to be in place.

To explore Care Quality Commission ratings by location and download ratings reports for local authorities click here.

To read the full State of Care report visit The Care Quality Commission website.

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