Care Quality Commission publishes data showing death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is today publishing data showing death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes between 10 April 2020 and 31 March 2021. This is accompanied by our CQC Insight report which draws from the data to make the key points and provides crucial context for understanding what this data says.

The impact of the pandemic on people who draw on and work in adult social care services has been devastating and despite the best efforts of staff, COVID-19 has contributed to a significant increase in the number of deaths in nursing and residential care settings. Throughout the pandemic, CQC has encouraged care providers to be open with people in their care and their loved ones and most providers have ensured that information about the circumstance of people’s deaths is shared appropriately.

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