Care Quality Commission
The chair of a large teaching hospital has resigned in protest after claiming the NHS Trust Development Authority had pre-judged the results of a Care Quality Commission inspection, HSJ can reveal.
A claim of constructive dismissal brought by a former Care Quality Commission inspector who blew the whistle to the Francis inquiry will be heard next week.
The Care Quality Commission has published its ratings of three hospital trusts, the first to receive judgements under its new inspection regime.
NHS providers will be required to tell patients about all but the very least serious patient safety incidents under the new statutory duty of candour, if the recommendations of a government commissioned review are adopted into law.
The Care Quality Commission must do more to improve the consistency of its judgements, the chief inspector of hospitals has said. He spoke after it emerged a leading London teaching hospital successfully challenged the regulator’s plan to issue it a warning notice.
The Care Quality Commission has said it is reviewing how it can engage more effectively with members of the public.
A body representing health charities has warned that draft “fundamental standards” being consulted on by the Department of Health could be “a backward step” for person centred care.
Efforts to develop quality indicators and a tariff payment system for community services providers have taken a leap forward after winning the support of the main national health leadership organisations, HSJ has discovered.
Acute trusts will get longer to check the data in the Care Quality Commission’s Intelligent Monitoring Tool before it is made public under a series of changes due to be announced by the regulator today.
The Care Quality Commission has said it currently lacks the skills to deliver a new duty of “market oversight” of the adult social care sector.
A radical shift in the culture of the NHS is needed to rid it of outdated working practices, cure it of widespread bullying and heal the damaging rift between managers and clinicians, the chairman of the Care Quality Commission has warned.
The chief inspector of general practice has said he has been “shocked” at some clinical commissioning groups’ apparent lack of knowledge about which bodies provide out of hours GP services in their area.
Pathology services need to become more transparent and be subjected to better safety checks, an NHS England commissioned review has recommended.
The health service could save tens of millions of pounds if its leaders were more willing to embrace technology to manage their workforce, according to a report from London School of Economics academics and a thinktank.
The Care Quality Commission has gained a “renewed sense of purpose”, according to a Commons health committee report.
The Care Quality Commission has appointed one of the founders of health informatics firm Dr Foster Intelligence to advise on how the regulator uses data to monitor health and social care providers.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of applications to use deprivation of liberty safeguards for people over the age of 75, it has emerged.
University College Hospital London Foundation Trust has been issued with four compliance actions following a new-style Care Quality Commission inspection.
Care services minister Norman Lamb has voiced his support for a proposal to prevent councils from directly providing adult care services.
Concerns over bullying and accident and emergency department performance have emerged in the latest Care Quality Commission inspection reports, covering four trusts.
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