Care Quality Commission (CQC):
The CQC's approach to inspecting general practice is working, but there is more hard work ahead
The CQC's inspections of general medical practice are going on at pace. Since
October, they have inspected 1,100 general practices across the country
and have found strong evidence that the vast majority of practices in
England are providing a good standard of care to their patients. They have
found examples of Outstanding practices serving very deprived
communities, including one focussing on the homeless. They have also
uncovered different models of delivering care including social
enterprises and nurse led care.
Right here, right now: mental health crisis care review
The CQC have recently published their review of mental health crisis care,
Right here, right now, which outlines the quality, safety and
effectiveness of care provided to those experiencing a mental health
crisis. It found that, while there are many examples of good crisis
care, too many people had poor experiences because services were not
meeting their needs.
Children and young people survey
The CQC have published the findings from their first national children’s and young people’s survey. Nearly 19,000 people took part in the survey. Two national reports – one for adults and one for young people – are available to read on the CQC's website. Trust-level reports have also been sent to each hospital trust who took part, and the CQC has encouraged trusts to use this opportunity to engage with children and young people, via social media channels.