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Care Homes

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd January 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) nursing homes, and (2) nursing home beds, were registered with the Care Quality Commission at the end of September in the financial years from 2015/16 to 2019/20.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows the number of nursing homes registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) along with the number of nursing home beds, between 2015 and 2019.

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Number of nursing homes

Number of beds

30 September 2015



30 September 2016



30 September 2017



30 September 2018



30 September 2019 1



Source: CQC database as at 16 January 2020.


1The data is as at 16 January 2020.

All other data is as at 1 April 2019.

‘Nursing homes’ are defined as locations with the service type of 'care home service with nursing'.

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