This document contains the following information: The state of health care and adult social care in England: an overview of key themes in care in 2009 to 2010.
This is the second annual report on the state of care in England. New laws governing the regulation of health care and adult social care came into force in 2010 and introduced a common set of essential standards of quality and safety that all care providers must now meet.
The report covers all of the services that CQC regulated and assessed under the previous legislation: adult social care services (Care homes, nursing homes and home care agencies); the NHS and independent health care services; Councils and primary care trusts (PCTs) who provide and purchase (commission) adult social care and health care services for their communities. There are four main sections - safe care, choice and control, person-centred services and standards of care.
This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a Return to an Address and was ordered to be printed by the House of Commons.