This publication presents findings from CQC’s annual programme of inspections of 206 independent acute hospitals. Independent acute hospitals provide a range of services including surgery, diagnostics and medical care. Many independent hospitals provide services that are funded partly or in full by the NHS. They are playing an increasingly important role in delivering healthcare services in England. The inspections focused on whether they are safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led. CQC introduced performance ratings of ‘outstanding’, ‘good’, ‘requires improvement’ and ‘inadequate’ to help people make informed choices about their healthcare. Report available in PDF format only.
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