We carry out reviews and specific inspection programmes that focus on particular themes or aspects of health and social care – including pathways of care, groups of people or services.
What do we do when we carry out a review?
When we carry out a review, we:
- Agree what we want to find out and describe how our work will help support improvements in care.
- Listen to the experiences of people, their families and carers.
- Collect and review data about the theme we are reviewing.
- Carry out inspections to observe care where appropriate.
- Speak to staff who provide care and also, for some reviews, commissioners of care.
- Analyse the evidence we collect.
- Publish a report of our findings and make recommendations.
- Evaluate the impact of the review.
Findings from completed projects
Experiences of being in hospital for people with a learning disability and autistic people (Who I am matters)
Learning, candour and accountability: A review of the way NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England
Information and reports from older thematic work are archived. You can find information about older projects on the National Archives website.