Care Quality Commission
The leaders of the Care Quality Commission team that rated Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust ‘inadequate’ today issued a strong rejection of claims that their inspection was biased.
A proposed new law on patient safety would open the door to tougher regulation of health and care providers by the Care Quality Commission, legal experts have told HSJ.
A mass referral of more than 20 senior NHS managers has been made to the Care Quality Commission in what will be the first test of the new ‘fit and proper person’ regulations, HSJ can reveal.
Circle is to challenge the ‘inadequate’ rating Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust was given by the Care Quality Commission.
The chief executive of Healthwatch England emailed the Care Quality Commission during a live tender, enquiring whether the regulator’s procurement process could be flexed to help local Healthwatch bidders, HSJ has learned.
Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust has been placed in special measures after the Care Quality Commission rated it ‘inadequate’ on the questions of whether it is caring, safe and well led.
For those catching up on the background to the Hinchingbrooke story, here’s a quick guide through HSJ’s coverage of Circle’s involvement over the past four years
Circle Partnership has announced plans to pull out of its 10 year contract to run Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, the UK’s only privately managed NHS district general hospital.
Struggling health economies will agree a ‘single, collective short term plan’ as well as medium term proposals for transformation under the ‘success regime’ proposed by national officials for 2015-16.
A new national advisory board with a system-wide coordination role for workforce issues is to be created, the NHS planning guidance has revealed.
The Care Quality Commission is still 559 inspectors short of the total number it thinks it needs by the end of next year.
The final parameters of the new fit and proper test for NHS board members could be set in the courts, the chief inspector of hospitals has predicted
The Care Quality Commission has reached an out of court settlement with its former deputy chief executive who had sued for libel
A long awaited review of NHS provider policy has recommended a suite of measures to re-energise the ‘pipeline’ of would be foundation trusts and accelerate the acquisition or franchising of trusts that cannot demonstrate long term viability in their current form.
Hospital inspections could play a role in deciding the outcome of next year’s general election, according to analysis shared exclusively with HSJ.
The Care Quality Commission’s struggle to employ enough staff to inspect all acute trusts by the end of next year has been flagged up as a “key risk” by its chief executive.
The Care Quality Commission has been strongly criticised by its own board after admitting to making thousands of errors in its handling of safeguarding worries.
One in 10 GP practices have been assigned the highest category of risk in an ‘intelligent monitoring’ system devised by the Care Quality Commission.
The first two GP practices to be rated under the Care Quality Commission’s inspection regime have been assessed as ‘outstanding’.
The health secretary has pinpointed the areas where the NHS could save £10bn to help close a looming financial gap in the health service
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