One of the CQC’s strategic aims is to tackle inequalities in health and care. The CQC has invested an ambitious research programme to support it’s strategy. It commissioned SQW to deliver a rapid evidence review, support by the King’s Fund Library Service and Dr Tammy Boyce. The review explored how regulators can tackle inequalities experience by those using services. It identified lessons from other sectors and countries.


The study reviewed 46 documents. These documents were identified through a literature search and a call for evidence. A total of 12 interviews took place to add to the findings from the review. Click here to read the review.