State of Care 2022/23

Published: 20 October 2023 Page last updated: 30 October 2023

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2022/23

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 Ian Dilks OBE, Chair, introduce this year's report.


Our summary of this year's report.


Dedicated to our colleague Ian Dodds (1965-2023), who shaped and led the State of Care report since CQC's establishment in 2009.