Care Quality Commission (CQC) -
This report outlines the findings from CQC's first round of acute and specialist hospital trust inspects. It shows variation in the quality of hospital services but also highlights those hospital trusts that have been able to make practical changes to the way they deliver care and are seeing improvements to patient care as a result. The analysis shows variation both in the quality of care between hospitals and between individual core services within the same hospital. While the majority of hospital services are delivering good quality care and looking after patients well, inspections have also uncovered pockets of poor care even in good hospitals.