The state of health care and adult social care in England in 2014/15: hospitals

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Great Britain. Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
Date of publication
14 October 2015
Health Services
Social welfare
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With almost half of all NHS trusts inspected by 31 May 2015, plus a rapidly increasing number of independent hospitals, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is building up the strongest ever picture of the quality of services in acute settings. In 2013/14 it reported that there was too much variation in the standards of care between trusts. In 2014/15,  further inspections confirmed this. Between the launch of CQC's new approach and 31 May 2015, it had inspected and rated 150 NHS and independent acute hospitals. Of these, two 1%) were rated outstanding, 51 (34%) were good, 85 (57%) required improvement and 12 (8%) were rated inadequate.