Almost half of adult social care services rated inadequate or needs improvement


SocialCarePartyThe Care Quality Commission has today published its annual analysis of the quality of health and adult social care in England.





Key findings include:

  • 80% of GP practices are rated either good or outstanding
  • In adult social care, nearly six out of ten services are rated good or outstanding
  • 38% of hospitals and trusts, including mental health, have been rated good or outstanding
  • There is significant variation in quality –  and safety continues to be the biggest  concern across all the sectors that CQC regulates.

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said: “People with dementia feel more than most the devastating impact of poor collaboration, inadequate leadership and lack of qualified staff across health and social care, as highlighted by the CQC. As they rely on good quality social care to live from day-to-day, it is extremely concerning that nearly half of adult social care services were rated as inadequate or requiring improvement.

“How well people with dementia fare should be a test for the health and care system and whether today’s wakeup call from CQC is being heard and acted on.”


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