State of Care 2020-21 published

CQC logo Published: 8th Nov 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual assessment of health care and social care in England for 2020-21.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual assessment of health care and social care in England for 2020-21. The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.

In section 3 the CQC highlights ongoing quality concerns include risk of closed cultures. It says in services with have closed cultures people

'are more likely to be at risk of deliberate or unintentional harm. This risk has been further exacerbated during the pandemic by more services becoming closed environments due to a lack of visitors, and from the potential impacts of staffing and management pressures.' Pg 52

Read the report here