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State of Care 2016/17

State of Care 2016/17

Our annual assessment of health and social care in England.


Inspection reports

Our inspection reports can be found by searching for the service you are interested in. Here's how.

  1. Use the search at the top of this page. Select the type of service you are interested in, eg Hospitals.
  2. Enter keywords like the name of the service, eg Great Ormond Street.
  3. From the results, click through to view the services' profile where you will find links to the inspection reports.

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You can order our print publications online or by calling 03003 230 200.

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Recent publications

Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people

This report looks at causes for the rise in use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to detain people.

Mental Health Act – A focus on restrictive intervention reduction programmes in inpatient mental health services

Examples of good practice around reducing the use of restrictive practices.

Review of children and young people's mental health services

Report of the first phase of a Government-commissioned review of mental health services for children and young people in England.

State of Care 2016/17

Our annual assessment of health and social care in England.

The state of care in general practice 2014 to 2017

Findings from our programme of comprehensive inspections of GP practices.

Types of publication

Major reports

Two healthcare professionals looking at a printed reportWe publish regular reports on care in England as well as our corporate activities.

Themes in health and social care

Portrait of two older womenThese projects focus on areas such as types of care, particular groups of people or care pathways.


A woman lying in a hospital bedWe collect feedback on the experiences of people using NHS services.

External reports and research

A woman's hand typing on a computer keyboardFindings of reports about us or research we've commissioned.



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