CQC issues first major statement on quality of social care
Dec. 3: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given its first major statement on the quality of adult social care and has called for a renewed effort to eliminate poor quality services.
One in six providers are only ‘poor’ or ‘adequate’. The proportion of care homes, home care agencies, nursing agencies and shared lives schemes rated ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ rose from 69% in May 2008 to 77% in April 2009. However there are some 400 regulated adult social care services rated as ‘poor’ and around 3,500 are only rated ‘adequate’.