In this month’s report, we look at data on death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes, we review our inspections of acute NHS services monitoring inspection prevention and control, and we highlight what we have learnt about how risks can build into a closed culture.
We want these insight reports to help everyone involved in health and social care to work together to learn from the pandemic. This includes:
- sharing and reflecting on what has gone well
- understanding and learning from the experience of what hasn't
- helping health and care systems prepare better for the future.
Data on death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes in England between 10 April 2020 and 31 March 2021
In this section, we provide some information to accompany our publication of data about the number of death notifications involving COVID-19 we have received from 10 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, from each care home location in England registered with us.
In this section, we review our focused well-led inspections within acute NHS services monitoring inspection prevention and control. We highlight the key inspection areas looked at and pull out examples of good practice.
In this section, we highlight what we have learnt so far about how risks can accumulate and build into a closed culture, based on a sample of 29 inspections of independent mental health and adult social care services where we found evidence of closed cultures.
We update our regular data on:
- the number of death notifications by care homes
- the number of death notifications of people detained under the Mental Health Act
- the number of death notifications of people with a learning disability or autistic people
- ONS data on all weekly deaths in England (COVID and non-COVID) compared with the average for 2015-2019.