CQC launches critical care report

CQC launches critical care report

A new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has criticised standards of care in the UK.

The new State of Care report shows that there is a growing demand for nursing care within social care settings.

Chief executive of the CQC David Bevan stated it is "unacceptable" that task-based care, not person-centred care, is being delivered by many organisations.

"Health and care services need to rise to the challenge of responding to the increasingly complex conditions suffered by our ageing population," he said.

Mr Bevan added services need to work well together in an integrated way to meet the best interests of their users.

Of the 2,031 nursing homes the CQC inspected for the report, 23 per cent were not meeting the required standards for adequate staffing levels.

The CQC recently warned that immediate improvement is needed at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following an inspection.

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