Care Quality Commission
The chief inspector of hospitals has acknowledged plans to inspect mental health services are behind the acute sector but has said he is determined to achieve “parity of inspection”.
The chief inspector of general practice has revealed the Care Quality Commission has already initiated the close of a number of poor practices.
At least one medical director has already “fallen on their sword” following a visit from one of the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection teams, the chief inspector of hospitals has said.
A majority of the trusts placed into special measures following Keogh review inspections have expressed concern about the costs of improving care, even if most have backed the additional scrutiny they have received, according to HSJ analysis.
Senior NHS managers including chief executives could have their contracts linked to their organisation’s performance in the new Care Quality Commission ratings.
Care Quality Commission inspection teams will be able to consider all whistleblowers’ contributions, no matter when their complaint dates from, the regulator has said.
Hospitals have made “no improvement” in monitoring the quality of patient care in light of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust scandal and “no improvement” in keeping patients safe or treating them with dignity, the Care Quality Commission has said.
The Care Quality Commission is to get power to investigate board directors of all NHS providers to establish whether they are “fit” to hold the position, it has been announced.
The government has rejected nine of Robert Francis’ 290 recommendations.
The Care Quality Commission employs the highest paid senior executives among the so-called NHS arm’s length bodies, it has emerged.
Senior health service figures are being asked to address the under-representation of women in leadership of the NHS, in the wake of HSJ’s Women’s Issue earlier this year.
Further details have emerged of the independent inquiry into University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust’s maternity and neonatal services.
The chief executives of the three major health regulators have been summoned by the prime minister to discuss the pressures the service is likely to come under this winter, HSJ has discovered.
A government-commissioned report into the way the NHS handles complaints has called for an overhaul of the current system, referring to a “decade of failure”.
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The health secretary has raised concern about senior manager pay and may impose a limit on the number of arm’s-length body staff earning more than £100,000.
The health secretary has promised to get “to the bottom” of problems in NHS hospitals after a review showed more than a quarter of trusts were at risk of not offering safe, high-quality care.
The second wave of acute trusts to be inspected by the Care Quality Commission has been announced this morning.
The Care Quality Commission would like to take over responsibility for patient safety in the health service, despite NHS England gaining responsibility for it as recently as April, it emerged yesterday.
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