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CQC reports on how it has reviewed care collaboration in Sutton and Cornwall

5 October 2017
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We have published reports on how health and social care services in Cornwall and Sutton work together to respond to risk and provide joined-up care to the people in these two areas.

While we routinely publish inspection reports on the quality and safety of care in individual services and/or providers and have published reports on the quality of care in Northern Lincolnshire, Salford and Trafford, our new reviews focus on how well care is coordinated across different organisations in specified areas.

The areas of Cornwall and Sutton were selected for review by our inspection teams.

The work is helping us to develop a methodology that our local inspection teams can use in the event of them identifying system-wide risks or priorities that cross traditional provider boundaries, or to determine good practice where care delivery has improved by different parts of the system working well.

We have developed our reviews as part of our business strategy for 2016 to 2021, Shaping the future: Our ambition for the next five years, which sets out how we will do more to assess the quality of care for population groups and how well care is coordinated across organisations through our inspections of services and thematic work.

The work is separate from the Government’s request for CQC to undertake a programme of local system reviews of health and social care in 12 local authority areas. These will include a review of commissioning across the interface of health and social care and an assessment of the governance in place for the management of resources. We expect to publish the first of its reviews – of Halton – later this month.

Last updated:
05 October 2017