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CQC report highlights shortfalls in care provision for over 65s

Beyond Barriers takes a holistic look at interaction of NHS and social care services in England

Beyond Barriers takes a holistic look at the interaction of NHS and social care services in England

In one of his final acts as CQC chief executive, before he stepped down in July, Sir David Behan unveiled a report which for the inspection body was quite unusual.

Instead of looking at and rating individual services, it took a holistic look at how the NHS and social care services in England interacted in providing care for the over 65s.

The report, Beyond Barriers: how older people move between health and care in England, drew on in-depth field work carried out in 20 local areas from major cities such as Birmingham and Liverpool to rural areas like Cumbria and Oxfordshire.

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The number of local areas in England reviewed by the CQC

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