The Care Quality Commission responsible for inspecting the standard of services delivered by care providers issued its annual report on the 16th October 2014. The report gives the CQC perspective on the state of the health care and adult social care in England in 2013/14 as they begin to build a deeper and better understanding of the quality of care. It offers a unique perspective across more than 40,000 care services.
CQC’s purpose is to ensure health and social care services provide people with safe, compassionate, high-quality care and to encourage services to improve. Understanding the quality of care is complex – it is about how people experience services, it is about the outcomes of the services and about how safe they are.
In this report the CQC have set out how they found some outstanding care and rated many services as good. They have also found services that are inadequate or require improvement. They are calling time on this variation in the quality and safety of the care in England: it is too wide and it is unacceptable. The public is being failed by the numerous hospitals, at home and GP practices that are unable to meet the standard that their peers achieve and exceed.
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