CQC - State of Care 2022/23

The CQC’s annual assessment of the state of health and adult social care in England (opens new window) looks at the quality of care over the past year.

This year has been a turbulent one for health and social care. In addition to the ongoing problem of ‘gridlocked’ care highlighted in last year’s State of Care, the cost-of-living crisis is biting harder for the public, staff, and providers – and workforce pressures have escalated. This combination risks leading to unfair care – where those who can afford to pay for treatment do so and those who can’t face longer waits and reduced access.