Care Quality Commission
Services for people in mental health crisis are to be put under the spotlight this summer with a round of targeted inspections by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ has learned.
A large-scale survey of NHS patients has pinpointed several key areas for improvement in hospitals across England.
The outgoing chief executive of NHS Wales has defended the service’s performance in the country under his watch as he prepares to return to a leadership position within the English health service.
The NHS Trust Development Authority will see its budget grow by two thirds in 2014-15, in the latest indication of the price tag attached to the Department of Health’s new focus on regulation.
The architect of the foundation trust model has called for the scrapping of the NHS Trust Development Authority and the imposition of an all-foundation trust sector.
How the quality ratings system works
A register of poorly performing NHS directors is to be set up and maintained by the Care Quality Commission to prevent “unfit” managers working and moving between health and care providers.
The Care Quality Commission is to begin trialling a new appeals process which will allow providers to challenge the regulator’s ratings in certain circumstances.
The Care Quality Commission is planning for a 50 per cent increase in the money it receives from the Department of Health to fund its overhauled inspection regime.
The Care Quality Commission will continue to make unannounced inspections of GP practices after its new inspection regime comes into force, the chief inspector of general practice has told HSJ.
HSJ can reveal the first 12 clinical commissioning group areas that will be inspected under the Care Quality Commission’s new general practice inspection regime.
By the time the Care Quality Commission finishes inspecting the acute sector under its new regime up to 30 hospital trusts could have been placed in “special measures”, the regulator’s chair suggested yesterday.
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.
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