State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2107 / 18
Here is a summary of the summary of key findings; you can find the whole reports here:
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Three Key Findings.
Most people receive a good quality of care: and overall quality has been maintained despite challenges
Quality is not consistent: depends on type of care, where you live and how joined up services are.
Individual providers offering good care is not enough. Good sustainable high quality care is about successful collaboration between services as part of an effective local system.
CQC outline and describe the 5 factors that affect sustainability
Access: varies; family and friends bridge the gap; need to travel for in-patient mental health; variable access to GP services; increasingly stretched workforce
Quality of care: slight improvement overall. Hallmarks of quality care are Good leadership and governance; strong organisational culture; Good partnership working
Workforce: right workforce is crucial but most services struggle to recruit, retain and develop.
Capacity: demand continues to rise: services need to plan together to meet predicted needs
Funding and commissioning: challenges are well documented. 32% Directors Adult Social care have seen providers closing in the past 6 months. No long term solution in sight for adult social care; geographic variations in council payments