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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
The fees NHS trusts pay to the Care Quality Commission could be hiked by as much as 75 per cent next year.
Bed occupancy in acute trusts is already at the most pressured winter levels, trust chief executives and directors have told HSJ.
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.
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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.
The Care Quality Commission has proposed moving to a more risk based regulatory regime.
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’.
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.
The safety of health and care services remains the Care Quality Commission’s ‘biggest concern’, according to a new report from the regulator.
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 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’.
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.
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