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The state of care in independent ambulance services

State of care in independent ambulance services

Findings from CQC's programme of comprehensive inspections in England


Inspection reports

Our inspection reports can be found by searching for the service you are interested in. Here's how.

  1. Use the search at the top of this page. Select the type of service you are interested in, eg Hospitals.
  2. Enter keywords like the name of the service, eg Great Ormond Street.
  3. From the results, click through to view the services' profile where you will find links to the inspection reports.

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Recent publications

The state of care in independent ambulance services

An analysis of the findings from CQC's programme of comprehensive inspections in England.

Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18

Our annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act looks at how providers are caring for patients, and whether patient’s rights are being protected.

Opening the door to change

NHS safety culture and the need for transformation.

State of Care 2017/18

Our annual assessment of health and social care in England.

Quality improvement in hospital trusts

Sharing learning from trusts on a journey of QI.

Sexual safety on mental health wards

Our findings and recommendations after reviewing incidents related to sexual safety on mental health wards.

Types of publication

Major reports

Two healthcare professionals looking at a printed reportWe publish regular reports on care in England as well as our corporate activities.

Themes in health and social care

Portrait of two older womenThese projects focus on areas such as types of care, particular groups of people or care pathways.


A woman lying in a hospital bedWe collect feedback on the experiences of people using NHS services.

External reports and research

A woman's hand typing on a computer keyboardFindings of reports about us or research we've commissioned.



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