Table 1

Summary of data and documents available at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) relating to mortality alert reviews

Document nameDocument descriptionKey data items
Analyst reportCreated by CQC analysts, collates CQC information for the trust and recent mortality data.Decision to pursue or close, and date compiled.
CQC information requestLetters sent to trusts from the CQC requesting information.Letter dates.
Trust responseLetters received by the CQC from trusts, containing responses to information request.Details of case note reviews and letter dates.
CQC assessment of responseSummary document used by the CQC panel that summarises the case and the information received from the trust.Results of case note reviews, action plan status, panel recommendations and dates.