Care Quality Commission
NHS reorganisations are a ‘contributory factor’ in poor patient care, the chair of the independent inquiry into failings at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has said.
The Kirkup inquiry into care failures in Morecambe Bay has called for a new duty to be placed on NHS trust boards requiring them to publish the findings of any external investigations into their clinical services, governance or operations.
The independent inquiry into events at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has found ‘failures at almost every level of the NHS’ combined to create a ‘lethal mix’ which caused the avoidable deaths of at least 11 babies and one mother.
Clinical commissioning groups’ progress on developing plans set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View will be judged against a new set of ‘core metrics’, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
The Care Quality Commission board has raised concerns over the performance of the organisation in responding to safeguarding information and taking action against persistently non-compliant providers.
Greater Manchester has staked a claim to take on responsibility for regulating local providers, under new plans to devolve sweeping powers over health and social care services to the region.
Settlements between NHS trusts and whistleblowers should be scrutinised by the Care Quality Commission to ensure organisations are well led, the Francis review has recommended.
A new national independent officer’s role should be created with responsibility for overseeing the investigation and treatment of NHS whistleblowers, Sir Robert Francis has recommended.
A new ‘independent national officer’ role should be created to oversee and review the treatment of NHS whistleblowers, Sir Robert Francis’s ‘freedom to speak up review’ has recommended.
Ministers should extend the legal protection for NHS staff who raise whistleblowing concerns through a system to also help those out of work find new jobs in the service, the Francis review has said.
There is ‘hard evidence’ that the special measures regime has reduced death rates at the 11 Keogh trusts and potentially saved hundreds of lives, researchers have claimed.
The row between the Care Quality Commission and Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust and Circle, the private company which runs the NHS hospital, has been laid bare during a heated evidence session held by MPs.
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust’s accident and emergency department has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Labour has pledged to target duplication and bureaucracy they say has been caused by the Health Act 2012, raising the prospect of organisational changes if they form the next governement.
The leaders of the Care Quality Commission team that rated Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust ‘inadequate’ today issued a strong rejection of claims that their inspection was biased.
A proposed new law on patient safety would open the door to tougher regulation of health and care providers by the Care Quality Commission, legal experts have told HSJ.
A mass referral of more than 20 senior NHS managers has been made to the Care Quality Commission in what will be the first test of the new ‘fit and proper person’ regulations, HSJ can reveal.
Circle is to challenge the ‘inadequate’ rating Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust was given by the Care Quality Commission.
The chief executive of Healthwatch England emailed the Care Quality Commission during a live tender, enquiring whether the regulator’s procurement process could be flexed to help local Healthwatch bidders, HSJ has learned.
Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust has been placed in special measures after the Care Quality Commission rated it ‘inadequate’ on the questions of whether it is caring, safe and well led.
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