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We use surveys to collect feedback on the experiences of people using a range of NHS healthcare services.

The results contribute to assessments of NHS performance and we also use them for regulatory activities such as registration, monitoring ongoing compliance and reviews.

Trends in the Adult Inpatient Survey 2005-2014

This analysis looks at the experiences of people receiving adult inpatient services over a ten year period.

Community mental health survey 2015

This survey gathered information from over 13,000 people who received community mental health services.

Children and young people's survey 2014

This is the first national children’s survey conducted by CQC. It represents the experiences of nearly 19,000 children and young people who received inpatient or day case care in 2014

Inpatient survey 2014

This survey looked at the experiences of over 59,000 people who were admitted to an NHS hospital in 2014.

Accident and emergency survey 2014

This survey collected information on the experiences of almost 40,000 patients who had received care from an accident and emergency department at the beginning of 2014.

Ambulance survey of Hear and Treat callers 2013/14

This survey looked at the experiences of over 2,900 people who called an ambulance service in December 2013 and January 2014.

Maternity services survey 2013

This survey collected the experiences of over 23,000 women who had a live birth between January and March 2013.

Outpatient survey 2011

This survey collected patients' experiences of their most recent visit to an outpatient department.

Where to find data

Results of the latest NHS Patient Surveys are published here on the CQC website. Each survey page shows England level results and provides access to trust level results and results of earlier surveys.

Materials supporting delivery of surveys, including instruction manuals can be found on Results of earlier surveys are also archived on this site (both England level and trust level results).

If you are unable to find materials you are looking for, please contact

Last updated:
1 December 2015