CQC rates more care homes in England

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Following recent inspections of adult social care services across England, CQC has issued a further 175 reports on care homes and homecare agencies. Of the services evaluated, 13 were given an inspection rating of ‘inadequate’ and will face further action from CQC.

Under the new inspection programme, all adult social care services have been given a rating according to their safety, effectiveness, care given, responsiveness and leadership.

In the Central region, 57 care services were inspected, with CQC rating 35 care homes as ‘good’, 19 services as ‘requires improvement’ and three as ‘inadequate’.
Of the 41 care services rated in the North of England, CQC found that 20 services were ‘good’, 16 were rated as ‘require improvement’ and five were rated as ‘inadequate’.
Of the 50 services rated by CQC in the South, 23 were ‘good’, 24 ‘requires improvement’ and three were rated as ‘inadequate’.
Of the 27 care home services rated in London, CQC found 18 to be ‘good’, seven as ‘requires improvement’ and two rated as inadequate.

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