Content originally from Care Quality Commission
The State of Care report is our annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England. This year’s report looks at the quality of care over the past year, including before COVID-19. The report is based on inspections and ratings data, along with other information, including that from people who use services, their families and carers, to inform CQC’s judgements of the quality of care.
The care that people received in 2019/20 was mostly of good quality. But while the quality of care was largely maintained compared with the previous year, there was generally no improvement overall. And in the space of a few short months since then, the pandemic has placed the severest of challenges on the whole health and care system in England.