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CQC recommends new approaches to older people's care

CQC recommends new approaches to health and social care for older people

Care Quality Commission's Beyond Barriers report explores how older people move between health and social care services in England

Essential facts

Many older people have complex and long-term care needs that require more than one professional and more than one service. Their experience depends on how well services work together with and for them, their families and carers.

What’s new?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) completed 20 local authority area reviews exploring how older people move between health and social care services in England.

Its report Beyond Barriers highlights examples of services working well together and of individuals working across organisations to provide high-quality care. But the reviews also found too much ineffective coordination of services, leading to fragmented care. This


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