Care Quality Commission
The leading hospitals ‘buddied’ with failing trusts under the special measures regime received some £1.5m to cover their costs last year.
Lack of money is no excuse for poor care, the health secretary has said
A statutory duty of candour in the NHS will cover a wider set of incidents than previously expected, and will force NHS trusts to apologise to affected patients, it has emerged.
Two further trusts placed in regulatory “special measures” last summer have been removed from the regime, the health secretary announced today.
The Care Quality Commission is working on a “special measures” regime for GP practices, the body has confirmed.
Trusts will be inspected against new national priorities for end of life care, they have been warned
Three acute trusts placed in special measures a year ago have failed to make significant progress and should remain in special measures, the chief inspector of hospitals has said
The Care Quality Commission has admitted that scores of its inspectors were appointed despite falling short of its own recruitment standards, creating the risk that its regulatory judgments could be “impaired”.
The current chair and chief executive of the CQC abused their power by publishing allegations that a former executive ordered a “cover up” of its failings, papers filed at the High Court allege
The British Medical Association is suing a whistleblowing surgeon for legal costs of up to £250,000 following the collapse of a High Court battle.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for regulators and trust leaders to review safeguarding procedures after an investigation revealed that “weak systems” in hospitals had allowed celebrity Jimmy Savile to abuse scores of patients over many years.
Six trusts that have been in special measures over the past year are among those set to be named as having a poor culture of reporting patient safety incidents
CQC chief executive David Behan has acknowledged that the heavy workloads of the new inspection regime have had a “negative impact” on staff morale
The coalition’s radical reshaping of the health service has been a “step backwards” for the commissioning of fertility services in the NHS, the chair of the national fertility watchdog has said.
The majority of clinical commissioning groups are failing to relay concerns about their providers to the Care Quality Commission before inspections are carried out, denying the watchdog intelligence about the quality of hospital services.
The Care Quality Commission has been asked to consider taking on the patient safety role from NHS England, HSJ has learned.
Robert Francis is to join the board of the Care Quality Commission, the regulator is set to announce.
Inspectors feel like they are part of a “lynch mob not a serious regulator”, and “used, deflated and exhausted”
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust
The number of enforcement actions issued by the Care Quality Commission to NHS trusts surged last year, in a further sign of the increased willingness of regulators to take action over quality concerns in the wake of the Francis report.
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