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Themes in health and social care

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  • Public

We carry out reviews and specific inspection programmes that focus on particular themes or aspects of health and social care – including pathways of care, groups of people or services.

What do we do when we carry out a review?

When we carry out a review, we:

  • Agree what we want to find out and describe how our work will help support improvements in care.
  • Listen to the experiences of people, their families and carers.
  • Collect and review data about the theme we are reviewing.
  • Carry out inspections to observe care where appropriate.
  • Speak to staff who provide care and also, for some reviews, commissioners of care.
  • Analyse the evidence we collect.
  • Publish a report of our findings and make recommendations.
  • Evaluate the impact of the review.

Findings from completed projects

Learning, candour and accountability: A review of the way NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England


My diabetes, my care: Community diabetes care review


Building bridges, breaking barriers


Clinical risks in newborn babies and care for infants who need respiratory support


Safe data, safe care: Data security review


Briefing: Learning from serious incidents in NHS acute hospitals


People's involvement in their own care


End of life care


Mental health crisis care


Dementia care


Transition arrangements for young people with complex health needs


Dignity and nutrition for older people


Review of home care services


Review of learning disability services


Older projects

Information and reports from older thematic work are archived. You can find information about older projects on the National Archives website.

Last updated:
24 August 2017

 


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