NHS Confederation responds to CQC's adult inpatient survey

Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to CQC adult inpatient survey.

19 October 2021

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s latest national survey of adult hospital inpatients, Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: 

“In the face of a second national lockdown last November, these survey findings show how NHS hospitals delivered for their patients despite facing immense pressure.

“We owe a great deal of gratitude to the NHS after everything it has done for patients over the last eighteen months, particularly as its workforce could come up against similar challenges again this year as cases of coronavirus continue to rise, alongside the threat of flu, increased demand for mental health services, and tackling the elective care backlog. 

“Health leaders and their teams should be very proud of the results and where improvements have been identified, they will be committed to examining their individual scores in detail.”