CQC Publish Local Area Profiles

CQC update their profiles of care services for older people in every local authority in England 

 How well do health and social care services in your area serve the needs of older people?   Most older people, particularly those with complex needs, will receive care at some time. Their experience will often depend on how well different services work together for them, their families and carers.

 As of today (23 July) CQC have updated their report showing a detailed picture of the care services in your local authority area and how well they work together, which is now available from the CQC website 

 • Are older people supported to stay well and to continue to live in their home?

• What happens when someone needs more care, for example, they need to go to hospital?

• Are they supported either to return home safely, or to move somewhere new that meets their needs?

CQC draws together a range of national data to build a profile on every local health and care system, to understand how services work together. The individual reports provide a detailed insight into the journey through health and social care for people who use services - and identify where there are gaps which mean that people experience fragmented or poor care. The reports compare the outcomes with similar local authority areas and against national performance. 

 For instance - how does your local area compare when an older person needs to go to hospital?    The reports presents nine elements in an acute hospital pathway, through A&E attendance, to admission, discharge and reablement, compared with the national performance across England. 

Here are downloads of our local profiles:

Bristol; North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North east Somerset

If you want to know about the rest of the country, you can access them all here: at https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/themes-care/local-authority-area-data-profiles#profiles-b