State of Care is the CQC’s annual assessment of health care and social care in England.
It looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care.
Some of the findings of this year’s report include:
"Too many people with a learning disability or autism are in hospital because of a lack of local, intensive community services.
We have concerns about the quality of inpatient wards that should be providing longer-term and highly specialised care for people.
We have shone a spotlight this year on the prolonged use of segregation for people with severe and complex problems – who should instead be receiving specialist care from staff with highly specialised skills, and in a setting that is fully tailored to their needs.
Since October 2018, we have rated as inadequate 14 independent mental health hospitals that admit people with a learning disability and/or autism, and put them into special measures."
You can read the summary online and download the full report here: