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State of independent acute hospitals

Independent acute hospitals

Findings from our programme of inspections


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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Recent publications

The state of care in independent acute hospitals

Findings from our programme of inspections of independent acute hospitals.

Business plan 2018-19

Our business plan for 2018-19 sets out 9 key priorities for us to deliver.

Briefing: Approved Mental Health Professional services

Findings from a review of the way Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) services are being delivered.

Driving improvement

Case studies from seven mental health NHS trusts.

Are we listening?

The findings of our independent review of the system of services that support children and young people’s mental health.

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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