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Care Quality Commission

David Behan

Only a quarter of CQC inspection reports published on time

Just a quarter of the Care Quality Commission’s inspection reports have been published on time, new figures show.

Revealed: High level fears over patient consent abuse

The Care Quality Commission and NHS England have raised concerns that the current system for securing patient consent for treatment is open to abuse. It comes amid allegations that some doctors have retrospectively altered consent forms, HSJ can reveal.

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Analysis: Investigation identifies consent form concerns

Investigations by HSJ have identified several cases that raise questions about the current system for securing patient consent for treatment.

David Prior North Norfolk Trust chair CQC preferred candidate

Prior resigns as CQC chair to join government

David Prior has stepped down as chair of the Care Quality Commission to become a health minister in the new Conservative government.


Updated: Four out of five GP practices rated 'good' by CQC

More than four in five GP practices rated by the Care Quality Commission have been judged ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, analysis by HSJ has found.

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HSE criticised for ‘arbitrary’ decision not to intervene at Morecambe Bay

The Health and Safety Executive has been criticised for not intervening over the deaths of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.

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CQC's board concerned over hospital report delays

The Care Quality Commission’s board has highlighted concern about the time taken by the watchdog to publish hospital inspection reports.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

CQC denies inconsistent treatment of Hinchingbrooke

The Care Quality Commission has denied accusations that its inspection of Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust was ‘flawed’ or that the high profile trust was treated differently to other providers it has inspected.   


Analysis: CQC hospital ratings could swing 'must win' election battles

The general election could be decided by Care Quality Commission ratings of seven hospital trusts, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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Revealed: Details of primary care control shift

The clinical commissioning groups taking on full control of GP services in their area this week will be responsible for performance managing poor practices and approving practice mergers, according to documents seen by HSJ.

Basildon Hospital

CQC 'shines spotlight' on outstanding care

The Care Quality Commission has said it is ‘shining a spotlight’ on good and outstanding NHS care with a new report.


CQC drops risk ratings from GP monitoring

The Care Quality Commission will no longer be risk rating GP practices as part of its intelligent monitoring process.

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Full HCA registration 'inevitable', says care review author

New training standards for healthcare assistants should be made mandatory as part of a journey towards ‘inevitable’ full registration of the care workforce, the author of the Cavendish review has said.

Houses of Parliament

Avoidable harm bill becomes law today

A new law on avoidable harm in health and social care is set to receive royal assent today.

David Behan

CQC will miss own inspection deadlines, regulator admits

The Care Quality Commission will fail to hit a high profile target to inspect all acute trusts before the end of this year, the watchdog’s chief executive has said.

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Analysis: Huge disparity in trusts challenging CQC accuracy

There is huge variation in the number of factual accuracy challenges trusts are making to their draft Care Quality Commission inspection reports, HSJ analysis has found.

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Ranked: Whipps Cross poorest hospital rated by CQC to date

Whipps Cross University Hospital is by one measure, the poorest hospital to be rated by the Care Quality Commission to date.

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Barts placed in special measures after hospital rated 'inadequate'

Barts Health Trust, the largest NHS trust in the country, is to be placed in special measures after a damning Care Quality Commission inspection report rated Whipps Cross University Hospital ‘inadequate’.


Circle drops challenge to ‘inadequate’ Hinchingbrooke rating

Circle has dropped its plan to request a review of the ‘inadequate’ rating given to Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust by the Care Quality Commission.

David Behan

Exclusive: CQC unveils new approach to regulating forward view care models

The Care Quality Commission will adapt its approach to regulation to reflect the new provider landscape outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View, the watchdog’s chief executive has said.

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