Assessing local health and care systems

The Health and Care Act 2022 gives us a new responsibility to give a meaningful and independent assessment of care in a local area.

Providing independent assurance to the public of the quality of care in their area is one of our core strategic ambitions.

We aim to understand how care in a local area is improving outcomes for people and reducing inequalities in their access to care, their experiences, and outcomes from care.

Our assessments will be based on our new assessment framework.

Assessing whether integrated care systems are meeting the needs of their local populations.

How local authorities meet their duties under Part 1 of the Care Act (2014)