Care Quality Commission
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
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.
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.
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’.
Some failing NHS hospitals are ‘in denial’ about the inadequate care and services offered for patients, a top medical watchdog has said.
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
GP practices that persistently provide inadequate services will face closure if they fail to improve within a year, the Care Quality Commission has announced.
NHS organisations need to look beyond their relationships with local authorities to truly develop integrated services, the chief inspector of adult social care has said.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust has been urged to improve relationships between staff following a “significant increase” in disciplinary cases related to race discrimination.
Trusts placed into special measures last year for persistently high mortality rates have shown signs of improvement, a report by three healthcare bodies has found.
The CQC has pinpointed more than 10 NHS trusts that have fallen short of its quality standards for over two years, potentially putting patients at risk of unsafe care
The fit and proper person test for healthcare directors could lead to the creation of an ‘informal blacklist’ of senior managers and put regulators at risk of legal challenge, senior lawyers have warned.
The Care Quality Commission has scaled back its inspection ambitions for the rest of 2014-15 as it seeks to ease pressure on its hard pressed workforce and struggles to recruit enough high calibre staff.
Hospitals, GP practices and care homes could see pre-inspection notice periods trebled under a new Care Quality Commission approach.
Strong leadership and good clinical engagement are the essential qualities for turning around failing trusts, chief inspector of hospitals Sir Mike Richards has told HSJ.
The regulator has lodged a High Court claim against Grant Thornton in a bid to curb potential losses from its imminent legal clash with its former deputy chief executive
The leading hospitals ‘buddied’ with failing trusts under the special measures regime received some £1.5m to cover their costs last year.
Lack of money is no excuse for poor care, the health secretary has said
A statutory duty of candour in the NHS will cover a wider set of incidents than previously expected, and will force NHS trusts to apologise to affected patients, it has emerged.
Two further trusts placed in regulatory “special measures” last summer have been removed from the regime, the health secretary announced today.
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