CQC National Mental Health Survey

People’s experiences of the care they receive from community-based mental health services have continued to deteriorate. The CQC’s new survey results highlight concerns around access to care, care planning and support for people with mental health conditions in relation to physical health needs, financial advice or benefits.

This year’s survey asked 12,796 people about their experience of being cared for outside of hospital by community-based mental health services. These include specialist outpatient clinics as well as teams that visit people in their homes. We will use these findings as part of our wider monitoring of the quality of mental healthcare and to plan its inspections.

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