The annual assessment of health care and social care in England – 22 October 2021 – report 
State of Care looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care.

CQC Monitoring Approach Webinar (Adult Social Care) webinar – October 2021
In this webinar, you’ll hear from Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector – CQC and Matthew Jenkins, Head of Inspection – CQC as they discuss how we are monitoring and prioritising inspections at the current time and what this means for adult social care providers, organisations who represent them and other stakeholders.

CQC Insight: Issue 15 – 28 January 2022
This report looks at data on staff vacancies in care homes, and the quality of ethnicity data recording for mental health services.

COVID-19 Insight: Issue 14 – 29 November 2021
In this report, CQC looks at medication safety in NHS trusts, focusing on the role of medication safety officers.

COVID-19 Insight: Issue 13 – 29 September 2021
This report is looking at how NHS trusts planning for people’s care while tackling the backlog caused by COVID-19 and their assessment of challenges.

COVID-19 Insight: Issue 12 – 21 July 2021
In this report, looking at data on death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes, we review our inspections of acute NHS services monitoring inspection prevention and control, and we highlight what we have learnt about how risks can build into a closed culture.

COVID-19 Insight: Issue 11 – 23 June 2021
In this report, looking ahead to the publication of our provider collaboration review of how services across seven local areas in England have worked together for people with a learning disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Insight: Issue 10 27.05.2021
In this report, looking at the impact of the pandemic on access to dental services, and give examples of the innovative ways that local services have collaborated to care for people with cancer, or suspected cancer.

CQC COVID-19 Insight report – Issue 9 23.03.2021
The Care Quality Commission has published two new reports: the most recent COVID-19 Insight report and findings from our latest provider collaboration review (PCR). These share findings from activity in urgent and emergency care over the pandemic.

CQC COVID-19 Insight report – Issue 8. 24.02.2021
In this report, CQC looks at the evidence so far about how urgent and emergency care services have been affected by the pandemic during this winter, and discuss what action CQC is taking to provide constructive support.

CQC COVID-19 Insight report – Issue 7. 20.01.2021
In this report, CQC shares further data on the designated settings scheme for adult social care, and also look into more detail on data on deaths from COVID-19.We want these insight reports to help everyone involved in health and social care to work together to learn from the pandemic.

CQC COVID-19 insight report – Issue 6. 15.12.2020
This edition looks at regional data CQC have on designated settings (these are care homes and other places where people with a COVID-positive test result can be discharged safely from hospital).

Regulating coronavirus (COVID-19) testing – CQC 15.12.2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing providers no longer need to register with CQC.
On 15 December 2020, the law changed. Coronavirus testing has been exempted as a regulated activity under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

Designated settings for COVID-19 patients leaving hospital – CQC – 08.12.2020

CQC are working with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), local authorities and individual care providers to provide assurance of safe and high-quality care in designated settings, which are part of a scheme to allow people with a COVID-positive diagnosis to be discharged safely from hospitals.

Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2019/20: The Mental Health Act in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – report 26.11.2020

Monitoring the Mental Health Act is our annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act (MHA). It looks at how providers are caring for patients, and whether patients’ rights are being protected.

Notification forms 

CQC are making changes to their notification forms to make them easier for you to use and improve the quality of information collected. The death of a service user notification form has now been updated, with other forms being updated soon.

To make sure submitting a notification to us is as easy for you as possible, make sure you are using the latest form either by downloading from the CQC website each time you submit a notification or accessing through the provider portal.

State of Care – report 16.10.2020

State of Care is CQC’s annual assessment of health care and social care in England. The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.

CQC outlines plans to monitor infection prevention and control (IPC) over winter 09.10.2020

CQC has updated their approach to monitor infection prevention and control (IPC) over winter. This includes IPC inspections in hospital and adult social care locations, with an update on publishing the first 400 reports from this work. Read the full news story and find more information on CQC IPC reports on CQC website.