Reports & Research Studies

On this page you will find:   the results of public consultations, official reports and research studies.

Care

building-bridges-breaking-barriersBuilding Bridges, Breaking Barriers (Integrated Care for Older People) This CQC report sets out their findings into how health and social care services work together to deliver care for older people that is integrated. It follows the fieldwork carried out in eight areas. The report highlights many instances of good practice where those providing and commissioning health and social care share information and co-ordinate services for older people. It also details the barriers to delivering joined up care found on site visits and concludes with recommendations for health and social care leaders. The review has led CQC to develop new methods of assessing and understanding integrated care and CQC hope this report will lead to better co-ordination of care for older people.

 

Cover of the State of Care 2015 reportThe state of health and social care in England 2014/15

‘England’s health and social care system is under pressure. Changing care needs and tough financial demands have contributed to an environment where higher quality is hard won’.  This report by the Care Quality Commission illustrates how its inspections can contribute to raising standards of care.  The 2015/16 report is also available.

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 The Deprivation of Liberty Standards  The state of health and social care in England 2015/16:

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Social Care for Older People This new report, published by The Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust, looks at the current state of social care services for older people in England, through a combination of national data and interviews with local authorities, NHS and private providers, Healthwatch and other groups. It considers the impact of cuts in local authority spending on social care providers and on older people, their families and carers.

building-bridges-breaking-barriersBuilding Bridges, Breaking Barriers (Integrated Care for Older People) This CQC report sets out their findings into how health and social care services work together to deliver care for older people that is integrated. It follows the fieldwork carried out in eight areas. The report highlights many instances of good practice where those providing and commissioning health and social care share information and co-ordinate services for older people. It also details the barriers to delivering joined up care found on site visits and concludes with recommendations for health and social care leaders. The review has led CQC to develop new methods of assessing and understanding integrated care and CQC hope this report will lead to better co-ordination of care for older people.

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Cracks in the pathway  During 2013 and 2014, the CQC carried out a thematic review of the care people living with dementia receive as they moved between care homes and acute hospitals.

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CQC Adult in-patient survey 2015 This report, published in 2016, presents the analysis of the results of a survey looking at the experiences of adult patients in hospital.

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Better care in my hands:  A review of how people are involved in their care This CQC report describes how well people are involved in their own care and what good involvement looks like.

 

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Harnessing social action to help older people – report from Nuffield Trust

 

 

 

Data Security

healthwatch-2Are people happy to share their patient data? A report by Healthwatch in response to the Data Guardian’s recommendations for patient data security.

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Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-out, produced by the National Data Guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott, was commissioned by the Department of Health and received evidence from Healthwatch England and local Healthwatch about the public’s views on consent and data security. This report sets out recommendations for how patient’s health and care information should be used within the NHS.

healthwatch-2What  do people think about the Proposed Patient Data Standards? The full report by Healthwatch responding to the Data Guardian’s Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs’.

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Safe data, safe care  This review looks at whether personal health and care information is being used safely and is appropriately protected in the NHS.

 

Health

Grandparents with grandson enjoying the sunny spring day.Growing older in the UK – a report by the British Medical Association - a series of expert-authored briefing papers on ageing and health. 2016 This report focuses on how the health and life chances of older people of this and future generations are harmed by holes in the safety net of health, social and other welfare services. Across the report’s six chapters it identifies how older people’s health and that of their carers is affected from experiences throughout their lives as far back as childhood. The report also pinpoints established links between patients’ social circumstances that influence the quality of their lives significantly.

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Dignity and nutrition for older people
Throughout summer 2012, the CQC carried out an inspection programme that looked at the care provided to older people in care homes and NHS hospitals. The programme focused on whether they are treated with respect and dignity and get the food and drink that meets their needs.

 

age-ukHidden in plain sight - The unmet mental health needs of older people  According to a new Age UK report, the current availability of mental health services does not meet the increasingly high demand from our ageing population. The report revealed that:

Currently 3 million people in the UK over the age of 60 are living with depression. This figure is set to rise to 4.3 million in the next 15 years due to the growing number of older people in our society

The NHS is not providing those in later life with mental health problems with sufficient treatment options, such as talking therapies and integrated care plans.

Society

agenda-joing-the-dots‘Joining the Dots’   Agenda has published a report that combines data on women’s experiences of poverty, mental health, life circumstances, and abuse and violence, to paint a picture of how different forms of inequality combine in the lives of women in poverty in England.