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National Audit Office report on the Care Quality Commission

October 31, 2017

The NAO has found that the Care Quality Commission has improved but needs to overcome some persistent issues with the timeliness of some of its regulation activities if it is to sustain further improvement. What further action does the CQC need to take to address the risks to people’s care.


Reigniting localism: three essays on the future of local government

October 6, 2017 by Lauren Lucas

Councils are in policy limbo. With Whitehall and Westminster fully absorbed by the unfolding drama of Brexit, and local government policy narrowed to dealing with the consequences of the Grenfell tragedy, little bandwidth remains for addressing more strategic issues. The LGiU is launching a series of essays, in which we…


Health, public health and social care round up: September 2017

October 2, 2017

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.



The state of adult social care services 2014 – 2017

August 17, 2017

The CQC report shows that most of adult care services are good. However, quality across England is variable with only two per cent of services being rated as outstanding, much lower than CQC anticipated. Two per cent of services are currently rated as inadequate and 19 per cent require improvement.





Falling short on social care reform? The manifesto pledges

May 26, 2017 by Ingrid Koehler

We’ve all known for some time that radical changes are needed in the way that social care is funded and commissioned by local authorities and for those individuals who don’t qualify for state aid for their social care. The LGiU has produced a series of reports showing that social care,…


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