Quality and safety in the independent healthcare sector 2023

Core services

As well as looking at overall ratings, we can consider ratings awarded to core services, for example as per the CQC’s 2018 report. 

The number of core services with ratings for organisations classed as independent by the CQC is shown below: 

We can gain insights into the type and quality of care provided by the sector when focusing on those areas represented by IHPN3. The plot below shows the top core services by independent providers with ratings by the CQC. 

The plot below shows how these ratings have improved, with the proportion of services rated good or outstanding rising from about 75% in 2018 to around 88% today:

Sector improvement case study

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