CQC campaign: Declare Your Care

10th July 2019

Declare Your Care is Care Quality Commission’s year long campaign focusing on four key population groups which they know have lower awareness of CQC.

Key findings for people from black and ethnic minority communities

Their research reveals those from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background are less likely than those from a non-BME background to raise concerns about the standard of care they receive. This is particularly true in relation to mental health.

The research looked at people in England who have had experience of health or social care in the last 5 years, either as a patient or carer. The findings for people with a mental health problem show:

  • almost half of BME people (48%) have wanted to raise concerns about mental health services (compared to 13% of non-BME people)
  • 84% of BME people have also wanted to raise concerns or make complaints about the standard of their care more generally (compared to 63% of non-BME people)

Join the conversation on Twitter or Instagram using the #DeclareYourCare hashtag.

For further details on the campaign please visit the CQC website