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State of Care

State of Care 2019/20

Our annual assessment of health care and social care in England


Inspection reports

Our inspection reports can be found by searching for the service you are interested in. Here's how.

  1. Use the search at the top of this page. Select the type of service you are interested in, eg Hospitals.
  2. Enter keywords like the name of the service, eg Great Ormond Street.
  3. From the results, click through to view the services' profile where you will find links to the inspection reports.

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Order print publications

You can order our print publications online or by calling 03003 230 200.

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Recent publications

Annual report 2019 to 2020

Our annual report and accounts look at the progress we made in 2019/20, as well as the areas we need to concentrate on during 2020/21.

Enabling innovation and adoption in health and social care: Developing a shared view

This report sets out 6 principles that help providers innovate.

Collaboration in urgent and emergency care

Here we set out examples from a review we carried out in the autumn of 2020.

Types of publication

Major reports

Two healthcare professionals looking at a printed reportWe publish regular reports on care in England as well as our corporate activities.

Themes in health and social care

Portrait of two older womenThese projects focus on areas such as types of care, particular groups of people or care pathways.


A woman lying in a hospital bedWe collect feedback on the experiences of people using NHS services.

External reports and research

A woman's hand typing on a computer keyboardFindings of reports about us or research we've commissioned.