The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its analysis of the quality and safety of care provided by independent acute hospitals across England. CQC inspected and rated over 200 independent hospitals in England, at an overall level, for their core services and for how ‘safe’, ‘caring’, ‘effective’, ‘responsive to people’s needs’ and ‘well led’ they are. In its national report, CQC has revealed that the majority of independent acute hospitals are providing high quality care for their patients. As of 2 January 2018, 62% were rated as good and 8% were rated as outstanding.
- The state of care in independent acute hospitals. Care Quality Commission. April 2018 (PDF)