CQC, the Care Quality Commission, is asking for input from the public on their Declare your Care campaign
Declare your care campaign: focus on people from black and ethnic minority communities
They are running a national year-long campaign called Declare your care. The campaign seeks to encourage people to speak up about their care.
July’s focus is on people from black and ethnic minority (BME) communities. CQC’s research shows that people from a BME background are less likely than others to raise concerns about the standard of care they receive, particularly about mental health issues.
They have worked with the Race Equality Foundation to develop videos of people sharing their stories, along with other resources.
More information: Declare your care campaign (about the campaign in general)
CQC has also recently published the results of a survey on inpatient care in NHS hospitals.
Inpatient survey results: Find the results for your local trust
CQC asked over 75,000 people who stayed as an inpatient in an NHS hospital about their experiences.
They found that most people had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them and felt that staff answered their questions clearly – but, across the majority of questions asked, they found no improvement since last year’s survey.
This year’s results show an increase in those reporting lengthy delays, greater dissatisfaction with the amount of information provided when leaving hospital, and those who felt a lack of involvement in their care.
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