Sue Ryder responds to State of Care report

Heidi Travis, CEO of Sue Ryder comments on latest State of Care report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

State of Care is the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) annual assessment of health and social care in England. The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.

Responding to the new CQC’s state of care report, Heidi Travis CEO, said:

“This year’s state of health care and adult social care in England highlights that people’s experiences of care still depend on where in the country you live and the type of support you need.

“This report is a stark reminder of how important it is that care is properly integrated around individuals, and that different providers and systems talk to each other effectively. We know how important this is from our work as a healthcare service provider across the country. There needs to be improved availability of around the clock palliative services in the community and we need to deliver more choice for people to help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

“This important report powerfully articulates some of the challenges that the forthcoming NHS long term plan has to address, including unequal access to care. It also serves as a timely reminder of the importance of social care, and underlines how critical an opportunity the Government has to address this problem in its forthcoming green paper on social care.”

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