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First place-based CQC report published

First place-based CQC report published

The first report on the quality of care of an area has been published by the Care Quality Commission today
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The first report on the quality of care of an area has been published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today.

The report on North Lincolnshire comes after the CQC gathered the results of inspections in the area, data from local and national organisations like Public Health England and Healthwatch, and interviews with local people, providers, and professionals who run the services.

This pilot aims to find out whether reporting on an area as a whole can improve the integration and quality of care in the area, increase transparency for patients, and ultimately whether it should be rolled out nationally.

The CQC is hoping that place-based reports will be useful to commissioners and local leaders who could use them to inform the development of local integration.

David Behan, chief executive of the CQC, explained: “At the moment… there’s little or nothing to tell people how well organisations are working together or what the overall quality of care is like in a local area.

“Through three prototype reports, CQC’s Quality of Care in a Place project is exploring if we can bring information together in a way that helps local organisations see where they can collectively improve health and care services for local people.”

In May, the second and third reports – on Tameside, and Salford in Greater Manchester – will be published.

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