Care Quality Commission
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One of the first GP practices to be placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission is to close, HSJ has learned.
Chief inspector of general practice Steve Field has said he is happy for struggling GP practices to be taken over by larger providers and NHS trusts if it results in better leadership.
Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s recently departed chief executive has warned he ‘does not know how the trust will cope’ this winter and that its problems could take years to address.
The Care Quality Commission is set to miss key inspection deadlines that it had already pushed back.
The fit and proper person regulation has had a ‘deterrent effect’ by warding unfit individuals away from NHS director roles, chief inspector of hospitals Sir Mike Richards has said.
NHS hospitals risk repeating mistakes during end of life care if they ask staff to rely on formal processes rather than focusing on patient outcomes, HSJ has been told.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has been recommended for special measures after being rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.
The mark of quality for an NHS provider is no longer foundation trust status, but the award of a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission, the health secretary has said.
The health secretary has promised an independent investigation of the death of a baby whose ‘incredibly distressing’ case highlighted a regulatory ‘gap’ in the NHS’s ability to probe historic complaints.
Jeremy Hunt has formally announced that patients will be able to access their entire medical record online by 2018.
Clinical commissioning groups face having their plans for 2016-17 rejected if they do not show progress in meeting standards set out in new digital guidance, an NHS England director has told HSJ.
Two providers of adult social care have applied for injunctions to prevent the publication of Care Quality Commission inspection reports, HSJ can reveal.
The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has refused to investigate the death of a baby at the centre of claims of a ‘regulatory gap’ between national bodies preventing them looking into historic complaints.
A national review of the quality of care for seriously ill children is being launched by the Care Quality Commission following the death of a baby more than a decade ago.
NHS trusts will be allowed to breach a proposed cap on agency spending if they need to ensure wards are safely staffed, Monitor has said.
The Care Quality Commission is to pilot assessing whole health systems as part of a move towards a more place based approach to regulation.
The Care Quality Commission will begin considering whether it should move to ‘more light touch’ regulation later this year, the chief inspector of general practice has told HSJ.
Healthcare regulation in the UK is ‘incoherent’, ‘expensive’ and requires a ‘radical overhaul’ according to a review by the body which oversees the work of organisations such as the General Medical Council.
Trust leaders have told HSJ about their wide ranging concerns over the implications of a letter sent by regulators calling on them to take tough measures to improve their financial positions.
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