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The Care Quality Commission replaced the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission in April 2009. This toolkit that enables people to find and compare reports and performance ratings on your local healthcare organisations (NHS, private and voluntary). Search and compare trusts' ratings. You can search for and compare hospitals, mental health services, primary care services, independent healthcare providers, ambulance service, national organisations in different areas.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Quality of service, use of resources, (the assessments look at how well healthcare organisations perform in a number of different areas of interest to patients and the public such as safety and cleanliness, standard of care, dignity and respect, good management, waiting to be seen, keeping the public healthy), making care safer (which focuses on medicines management, building and equipment, training and supporting staff, protecting vulnerable people, patient self harm and violence, reporting and learning, infection prevention and control, patient surveys (national surveys to find out about the experience of patients when receiving care and treatment from healthcare organisations. Emergency/A&E department, waiting lists and planned admissions, waiting to get to a bed on the ward, the hospital and ward, doctors, nurses, care and treatment, operations and procedures, leaving hospital and overall views and experience), focus on services (assesses services provided by the health care provider such as maternity and diagnostic services).
Quality of services, use of resources, safety and cleanliness, waiting to be seen, standard of care, dignity and respect, good management, keeping the public healthy, maternity.
Hospital, mental health, primary care services, independent healthcare organisation, ambulance service, national organisations, quality, resources, core standards, national targets, admissions, management, medicines, children, maternity, ratings
Identifier Variables
Postcode, NHS trust, NHS mental health trusts, NHS ambulance trust, NHS learning disability trusts, PCT
Economic/Subject Categories
Area of Health System
Primary care, Secondary care
Data Available
Risk behaviours
Data collecting organization (s)
Care Quality Commission
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Unit of Analysis
More than 2,000 registered providers of independent healthcare services.
Care Quality Commission
Conditions of Access
Free access
Tel: 03000616161,