State of Care 2020/21

Published: 22 October 2021 Page last updated: 20 October 2022

State of Care is our annual assessment of health care and social care in England.

The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.


Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive, and Peter Wyman, Chair, introduce this year's report.

Ian Trenholm and Peter Wyman

People's experiences of care

Flexibility to respond to the pandemic

Ongoing quality concerns

Challenges for systems