What does health and social care look like in England?
Every October, the CQC reports on the state of health and adult social care in England – what hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes and other services are doing well, what is causing concern and any improvements that should be made.
The findings are based on published evidence and what inspectors have witnessed on the 35,000+ inspections that they carry out every year.
Last year, the CQC found that more than half a million people aged 65 and over were admitted to A&E with potentially avoidable conditions, and that people with dementia continue to have poorer outcomes in hospital, which suggests that GPs and social care services could be working together better.
The findings in their latest report help to identify common problems so that services can improve the care they provide for people across the country.