21st July 2021

CQC: Publication of statistics on deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in England: transparency statement

CQC: Publication of statistics on deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in England: transparency statement

CQC consider that the time is right to publish this data and fulfil their duty to be transparent with the public. Deaths in care homes have decreased substantially, and a high proportion of the care home population have now received the COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, similar data has been recently published by both the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as well as the Care Inspectorate in Scotland (CIS) and the National Records Scotland (NRS).

The figures will include:

  • all death notifications by care home providers to CQC between 10 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 involving COVID-19 (where the deaths have been either suspected or confirmed COVID-19)
  • number of COVID-19 deaths (suspected or confirmed) of care home residents regardless of where the death occurred
  • all care homes (with nursing services and those without), regulated by CQC, which have reported at least one death involving COVID-19 over this period. CQC regulates care homes for adults and older people in England as well as a small number of care homes which also provide care to those under 18
  • presentation of deaths involving COVID-19 per care home by financial year quarters (although the first quarter being reported is from 10th April 2020 as the date we asked providers to specifically indicate COVID-19 on the death notifications form)
  • data that is based on the date the notification was received by CQC which may be different from the date of death.

Read More Here: Publication of statistics on deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in England: transparency statement | Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)