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The safer management of controlled drugs 2013

  • 19 August 2014

As well as regulating health and care services, we are also responsible for making sure that care providers, and other regulators, maintain a safe environment for the management of controlled drugs in England. This arose from the findings of the fourth report of the Shipman Inquiry and the...

CQC Annual Report 2013/14

  • 30 June 2014

Over 2013/14 we began making radical changes to the way we regulate and inspect health and social care services. These help us to achieve our purpose of making sure people receive safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care, and encouraging services to improve. Our three-year strategy for...

Mental Health Act Annual Report 2012/13

  • 25 January 2014

Our annual report into the use of the Mental Health Act tells you about the experiences of patients who received care under the act throughout 2012/13. What about the Mental Health Act? The Mental Health Act is the law in which people can be sectioned or detained against their wishes so that they...

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2012/13

  • 14 January 2014

Read the findings from our fourth annual report on the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in care homes and hospitals throughout 2012/13. What are the safeguards? The safeguards aim to protect people's human rights in circumstances where they can't consent to their care or...

State of Care 2012/13

  • 19 November 2013

This is our annual report on the state of health and social care services in 2012/13. Our findings Our findings are based on the results of more than 35,000 inspections of hospitals, care homes, dental services, community services and more carried out by our inspectors in 2012/13. What will this...

CQC Annual Report 2012/13

  • 11 July 2013

Throughout 2012/13, we introduced many changes to our way of working to help ensure that people receive high-quality care. Our achievements in 2012/13 have formed the basis for the way we will work which have been outlined in Our strategy and business plan. We are currently developing plans to help...

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2011/12

  • 25 March 2013

Read the findings from our third annual report on the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (the safeguards) in care homes and hospitals throughout 2011/12. The safeguards aim to protect people's human rights in circumstances where they cannot consent to their care or treatment. We have...

Care Update (Issue 2)

  • 11 March 2013

Welcome to our second Care Update report which looks at the quality of health and social care provided to people between April and December 2012. We've brought together the findings from our inspection reports and themed reviews, the views and experiences of people who use services and data...

Mental Health Act Annual Report 2011/12

  • 26 January 2013

In our third annual report into the use of the Mental Health Act, we share with you some of the key findings from our visits to mental health patients throughout 2011/12. Around 23 per cent of illnesses that people suffer in England are attributed to a mental health problem. Our job is to ensure...

State of Care 2011/12

  • 19 November 2012

Welcome to our annual report on the state of health and social care in 2011/12. This report looks at the shape of care services in England and the quality of care that they provide to people. Due to England's growing population and the increase in the number of people who are being treated for...

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