CQC Reports on the ‘State of Care’
Late last week the CQC, reported their findings on the ‘state of care’ nationally for NHS health and social care services. The findings found that services were improving however in certain regions of the country services were still experiencing issues impacting service users.
The two main areas for concern were surrounding the access and quality of care, with NHS acute core services requiring more service improvements than other NHS services such as GP and Mental Health services.
There were also some concerns regarding recruitment, training and developing staff to a level that meets service users needs. Planning for services is another issue which demonstrated itself as an area for concern as demand on services continues to rise without care services planning for funding or extreme needs such as increased sicknesses during winter.
Overall the report published by the CQC was positive, however where residents live in the country was a key contributing factor to how care services were perceived.
To find out more about this report visit the CQC website here.