The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) report The State of Care provides an annual assessment of the state of the health and care sector in England.
This year’s report covers the period before the COVID-19, but also examines the impact of the pandemic on the sector, including highlighting many examples of collaborative working that “have made a real difference to people’s care”.
Responding to the report’s findings, Lou Patten, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said:
“The CQC report has rightly highlighted positive examples of what has been working well and areas that need addressing over the past year. It’s important to build on this learning. I’m pleased to see the report recognise the critical role of CCGs in working collaboratively and in partnership with other bodies, including local authorities, voluntary sector and community groups to coordinate joined-up care, and in managing medicines, during the COVID response. Commissioners will be working equally as hard in this second COVID-19 wave, in partnership with provider colleagues and others, to do their best for their patients and populations.”
16 October 2020