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Good standard of care is associated with good leadership, finds regulator

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 15 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5513
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The Care Quality Commission has praised the standard of care being delivered by most health and social care services in England but has pledged to remain focused on tackling a “significant variation in quality” across all the sectors it regulates.

In its annual state of care report,1 the first to be published since it introduced a tougher inspection regime and a ratings system for acute, primary, and adult social care services in England, the health and care regulator rated most services as “good” and some “outstanding,” indicating that most people are receiving safe and effective care.

But although it acknowledged the “increasingly challenging circumstances” in which healthcare providers were operating, the CQC said that it remained concerned about variations in quality, particularly …

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