Closer to critical? QualityWatch annual statement 2015

2015: Closer to critical?

Our third annual statement, Closer to critical?, aims to help policy-makers, healthcare leaders, patient groups and others make sense of quality across health and social care, primarily in England. We observe that while there are many areas of excellent care, there are also increasingly clear signals that in some areas quality is deteriorating.

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QualityWatch annual statement 2015

In this third annual statement from the QualityWatch programme, our aim is to help policy-makers, healthcare leaders, patient groups and others make sense of quality across health and social care, primarily in England.

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Explore key statistics from the QualityWatch 2015 annual statement, with a particular focus on access, staffing and child health.

Blog
The NHS has been unable to reverse the trends of deteriorating access to hospital, mental health and social care services, and has simultaneously suffered from growing staff disengagement and vacancy rates.
News
Waiting times for hospital and other care services are under severe strain but other areas of care quality show a mixed picture.