20 October 2023

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

This year's report finds that the combination of the cost-of-living crisis and workforce pressures risks ‘unfair care’, with longer waits, reduced access and poorer outcomes for some.

Recent publications

This report looks at our enforcement of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017.

Our annual report and accounts look at our progress and performance in 2021/22.

They're made up of a performance report, an accountability report and financial statements.

An overview of our regulatory oversight activities and inspection findings in 2022. We also analyse data for prescribing trends and make recommendations for providers and commissioners.

Types of publication

CQC publications

We publish regular reports on care in England as well as our corporate activities.

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We collect feedback on the experiences of people using NHS services.

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These projects focus on areas such as types of care, particular groups of people or care pathways.

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Findings of reports about us or research we've commissioned.


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Find out about the work that we are doing to improve our website's accessibility.