This year’s State of Care report by the CQC shows that people are still getting good care – when they access it. The annual assessment of the quality of health and social care in England shows that overall, quality has been maintained from last year. This is despite continuing challenges around demand and funding, coupled with significant workforce pressures as all sectors struggle to recruit and retain staff. The efforts of staff, leaders and carers to ensure that people continue to receive good, safe care despite these challenges must be recognised and applauded.
Here in Devon, performance is above both regional and national performance levels for provision rated good or outstanding as of August 2018:
The CQC has also recently published local area profiles for every local authority in the country. These profiles give a picture of the health and social care system in each local authority area. They bring together data to give an indication of how different services work together.
Tim Golby, Head of Adult Commissioning and Health at Devon County Council, wanted to pass on his thanks to providers for this great performance.