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CQC report advises services to utilise VCSE organisations

Jul 24, 2018

CQC (Care Quality Commission) have published a report, Beyond Barriers, which brings together the findings from twenty geographical local system reviews of how older people move through the health and social care system. They found that services need to work better together in order to improve people’s experiences, and that voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are under-utilised in the planning and delivery of services.

Peter Wyman CBE, DL, Chair at CQC and previous Chairman at SCF said: “The twenty local system reviews we conducted show the urgent necessity for real change. A system designed in 1948 can no longer effectively meet the complex needs of increasing numbers of older people. Establishing the right health and care provision for the needs of a local population was one of the most significant challenges we found.”

CQC asks if groups can learn from the case studies included in the report, and urges groups to use the report to have a conversation with partners in order to look at the possibility of working more closely together.

Click here to find out more and download the report.

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