CQC asked by Secretary of State for Health to conduct 12 local system reviews of health and social care

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The Secretary of State for Health and for Communities and Local Government has asked CQC to undertake a programme of local system of health and social care in 12 local authority areas.

The reviews will include a review of commissioning across the interface of health and social care and an assessment of the governance in place for the management of resources.

CQC have confirmed that they are specifically looking at how people move between health and social care. There will be a focus on the experiences of people living with dementia as they move through the system, delayed transfers of care, and a focus on people over 65 years old. Mental health services nor specialist commissioning will be included in the review.

The specific local authority areas are yet to be identified by CQC, but they will be in the coming months. Once all 20 reviews have been completed CQC will be publishing a national report of their key findings and recommendations.

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