Social Services: Older People

Department of Health written question – answered on 7th December 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Lister of Burtersett Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what forms of data they hold on the level of care available to older people needing care in (1) their own homes, (2) care homes, (3) nursing homes, and (4) nursing homes with dementia support; and whether they have plans to improve the data.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

Data on the level of care available to older people needing care is not held centrally. NHS Digital collects, analyses and publishes data on local authority funded social care activity, including outcomes for users and carers, finance and user experience.

NHS Digital keeps its data under review as part of its commitment to ensuring information is relevant, useful and up to date.

In addition, the Care Quality Commission collects data on all care providers. It covers every hospital, care home, general practitioner, dentist and care home agency in England as well as other types of service like ambulances, prison care services and hospices.

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