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Care Quality Commission

David Behan

CQC will 'learn by doing' fit and proper person checks

The watchdog will have to adopt a ‘learn by doing’ approach when enforcing the fit and proper test of healthcare leaders, its chief executive has admitted

David Behan

CQC: System needs to improve 'patchy' response to poor care

Commissioners and regulators need to improve their ‘patchy’ record of supporting struggling providers, the Care Quality Commission has said.

Sir Mike Richards

Trusts must release 'best clinical experts' for CQC inspections

The chief inspector of hospitals has urged trusts to encourage their top clinicians to lead CQC inspections

CQC raises dementia care concerns

Dementia sufferers are likely to experience poor care as they move between residential homes and hospitals because of an “unacceptable gap” in quality, a new report says.

Manjit Obhrai

Special measures can have 'detrimental effect', trust chief warns

The special measures regime for struggling hospitals has the potential to demoralise staff and hamper efforts to fill much needed vacancies, according to a high profile troubleshooter tasked with putting one trust back on track.

Steve Field

CQC to inspect whole health systems

The Care Quality Commission will begin inspecting health systems across whole geographical areas from next year, its chief inspector of general practice has said.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Exclusive: Hinchingbrooke threatened with enforcement action by CQC

The Care Quality Commission warned Britain’s only privately run NHS hospital that it could take enforcement action after its inspectors raised serious concerns about care quality, management and culture.

Medway Maritime hospital

Seven in 10 trusts 'require improvement' or are 'inadequate', says CQC

Seven out of 10 NHS trusts rated by the Care Quality Commission under its new inspections regime were found to be inadequate or requiring improvement, an HSJ analysis of published ratings reveals.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Exclusive: CQC flags serious concerns about privately run Hinchingbrooke Hospital

The Care Quality Commission has raised serious concerns about care quality, management and culture at the UK’s only privately run NHS hospital, HSJ can reveal.

David Behan

DH weighs into baby death probe

The Department of Health has begun brokering talks between NHS England and the Care Quality Commission in a bid to close the “gap” in the care complaints regime revealed by an HSJ investigation.

Child in hospital

Mental health patients 'let down'

Almost one in three people with mental health problems do not know where to turn in the event of a crisis, new figures show.

Couple looking at a laptop together

NHS hospital comparison website launched 

A new website to enable patients and staff to compare hospitals across a broad range of metrics from accident and emergency waiting times to the quality of meals will be launched tomorrow.

David Behan

Behan warns of 'gap in the system' following baby's death case

The head of the Care Quality Commission has admitted a gap in the regulatory system is preventing the investigation of historic patient complaints, after NHS England pulled out of a proposed joint investigation.


Hospitals to put CQC 'scores on doors'

Hospitals, care homes and GP surgeries could be legally required to display their Care Quality Commission ratings to help patients make more informed choices about where they go for care.

Kent & Canterbury Hospital

East Kent to refocus on patient safety following 'inadequate' CQC rating

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust


NHS England withdraws involvement from baby death probe

NHS England appears to have ruled itself out of direct involvement in patient care investigations after refusing to join the Care Quality Commission in a probe into the death of a baby girl.

CQC's 'experts by experience' procurement delayed

The Care Quality Commission has ‘paused’ its search for new organisations to recruit, train and manage inspectors with personal experience of health and social care just a month after the service was put out to tender.

Jill Finney

Finney makes new claims in legal battle against CQC

The former deputy chief executive of the Care Quality Commission has made new claims in a legal battle against her ex-employer, alleging its current chair ‘hyped’ a report that stated she staged a ‘cover up’.


Failing hospitals 'are in denial'

Some failing NHS hospitals are ‘in denial’ about the inadequate care and services offered for patients, a top medical watchdog has said.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

East Kent management 'lost touch' with staff, former governor claims

A former lead governer of the trust recommended for special measures last week has accused its senior management of repeatedly brushing aside his and fellow governors’ concerns

magnifying glass

How the CQC’s new hospital inspections measure up

What’s changed, what works and what doesn’t

Take the luck out of the system

No more leaving it to chance: how to take charge of improvement

Tips for improving health and social care

Nursing home

Deprivation of liberty – guidelines from the Supreme Court

What constitutes a deprivation of liberty?

A health professionals hand steadying and elderly womans hand

The key factors to consider in DNAR decision making

There is a lack of awareness of end of life care

Man with clipboard

CQC regulation is being transformed in 2014

Analysis of the five key changes in the new regime

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