Citizens have a right to the comparative care quality data, information and knowledge they need to assess the quality of health and social care that is available to them. This series of publication “Which Health and Social Care location?” Rankings of Regulated Health and Social Care locations in England” responds to that need.
This publication highlights Dental Hospital, Thomas Linacre Centre and Walkergate Park as the only 3 NHS locations that were consistently rated outstanding overall. Overall, the 34 NHS locations (9% of all locations) accounted for 79% of the overall outstanding ratings throughout England, averaging 44 % outstanding ratings per location. Overall, 30 NHS locations accounted for 67% of all inadequate ratings throughout England, 47 % of all assessments of these 30 NHS location being rated as inadequate. The 30 inadequate NHS locations (from most to least inadequate) are also listed and ranked in order of inadequacy.
During the year to November 2016, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), health and social care regulator for England completed 1,789,432 care quality assessments (“CQC Assessments”) in 24782 regulated health and social care locations (“Locations”), averaging 137,648 assessments per month. The CQC care quality data on ratings (outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate) for each of CQC inspection five key question areas (safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led) was analysed for the year November 2015 – November 2016 (“Year to November 2016”) and used to rank locations on the quality of health and social care they offered.
This publication lists all 160 social care locations that were consistently rated outstanding across all the CQC key questions in England. Although they represented only 0.9% of social care organisations in England, they accounted for 82% of the overall outstanding rating in throughout England. The 265 social care organisations consistently rated inadequate and accounting for 32 or inadequate ratings throughout England are also ranked.