The State of Health Care and Social Care in England 2018/2019

Growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services

CQC  (Care Quality Commission) published their annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England. The  report shows that quality ratings have been maintained overall – but people’s experience of care is determined by whether they can access good care when they need it.

Providing the right access to the right care at the right time is increasingly key to the sustainability of health and social care as services struggle to cope with increased demand.

This year’s State of Care considers the pressures faced by health and social care as a whole – but focuses particularly on inpatient mental health and learning disability services, the area where CQC is seeing an impact on quality.

Read the report here