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Care Quality Commission

Prof David Fish

David Fish to head up Essex success regimeSubscription

UCLPartners managing director Sir David Fish has been appointed to chair “a system leaders oversight group” to develop a delivery plan for the Essex success regime, HSJ has learned.

Peter Wyman

Exclusive: New CQC chair revealedSubscription

The new chair of the Care Quality Commission will be Peter Wyman, current chair of Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ can reveal.


Exclusive: Hospital inspections exceeded hotel and travel budget by four timesSubscription

The Care Quality Commission’s spending on hotels and travel by its hospital inspection directorate was more than four times over budget last year, HSJ can reveal.

Waiting room

Exclusive: Former BMA negotiator calls for ‘civil disobedience’ against CQC feesSubscription

A former British Medical Association negotiator has called for GPs to “revolt” if the Care Quality Commission implements a proposed sevenfold increase in fees, by refusing to pay the higher charges.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Two trusts slip back to old nurse staffing levels after leaving special measuresSubscription

Two acute trusts that were taken out of special measures after recruiting scores of nurses have slid back to their old staffing levels, HSJ analysis shows.

Burt Alistair

Burt: Plans in place for care provider collapseSubscription

The care minister has told HSJ he is confident there are ‘adequate plans’ in place for the possibility of a major provider of social care collapsing.

David Behan

Trust CQC fees could increase by 75 per cent next yearSubscription

The fees NHS trusts pay to the Care Quality Commission could be hiked by as much as 75 per cent next year.

Older woman in hospital bed

Trust chiefs warn bed occupancy already at winter levelsSubscription

Bed occupancy in acute trusts is already at the most pressured winter levels, trust chief executives and directors have told HSJ.

magnifying glass

CQC efficiency rating will not be based on trust’s financial positionSubscription

The Care Quality Commission’s future rating of trusts’ efficiency will not be based on whether they have a surplus or deficit, a new document reveals.

Board talk

Watch on demand: Webinar on NHS regulationSubscription

You can now watch for free our expert panel debate the current context and likely future of regulation.

Will Hazell

Expert view: Is the pendulum of care inspection swinging back?Subscription

HSJ care quality correspondent Will Hazell says the Care Quality Commission’s proposal to move to a less hands-on inspection system will be a tough test for its ability to use information.

Commissioning support woman clipboard

Exclusive: CQC proposes move to risk based regimeSubscription

The Care Quality Commission has proposed moving to a more risk based regulatory regime.

David Behan

Exclusive: CQC will seek to protect 'frontline' duties from budget cutsSubscription

The Care Quality Commission chief executive has told HSJ he is expecting its government funding to be cut, and will seek to protect its ‘frontline and statutory responsibilities’.

David Behan

CQC asked to plan for 40pc cut in government fundingSubscription

The Care Quality Commission has warned of spending review ‘implications’ for the delivery of its 2016-17 inspection programme, after being asked to model cuts to its central government funding of up to 40 per cent.

David Behan

‘Inadequate’ safety still CQC’s ‘biggest concern’Subscription

The safety of health and care services remains the Care Quality Commission’s ‘biggest concern’, according to a new report from the regulator.

Agency staff

DH reveals pay cap for agency staffSubscription

The hourly rate the NHS can pay agency staff will be capped at 55 per cent above the pay levels of permanent staff, under plans announced by the Department of Health.


National chiefs aim to resolve 'contradictory' messages on staffing and financeSubscription

National leaders have moved to resolve ‘contradictory’ messages issued to NHS providers around safe staffing levels. They stress that nurse to patient ratios ‘should not be unthinkingly adhered to’.

Woman GP with young woman patient

Exclusive: GP ‘scorecard’ would be 'divisive', says reportSubscription

The use of single ‘scorecard’ type metrics for measuring performance in general practice would be misleading and divisive, a Department of Health commissioned report has concluded.

Mike Richards

Webinar: Ask Sir Mike Richards your questions on regulationSubscription

Register for the discussion on 28 October


First special measures GP practice to closeSubscription

One of the first GP practices to be placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission is to close, HSJ has learned.