IHPN responds to CQC State of Care report 2021/22

Responding to the CQC’s State of Care report 2021/22, Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said:

“We welcome the CQC’s State of Care report which shows that 90% per cent of independent acute services are now rated good or outstanding – demonstrating the sector’s clear commitment to providing the best possible patient care.”

“As the CQC rightly highlights in their report, patients are finding it increasingly challenging to access the care they need, with often little support provided while they are waiting in pain and distress. Given the scale of the backlog, it’s therefore vital that all available resources are deployed – including the safe, high quality services found in the independent sector – to ensure patients can receive the care they need both now and in the future”