The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report on the findings from its first round of acute and specialist hospital trust inspections. The report shows variation in the quality of hospital services – but also highlights those hospital trusts that have been able to make practical changes to the way they deliver care and are seeing improvements to patient care as a result. Between September 2013 and June 2016 the CQC completed inspections of all 136 NHS acute non-specialist trusts and all 17 specialist trusts. Their inspection reports give a more detailed understanding of the quality of NHS care than ever before – at trust level, and also at an individual core service level.
- View report: State of care in NHS acute hospitals 2014 to 2016 (PDF)
- Related press release: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/cqc-reveals-comprehensive-picture-quality-hospital-care-england