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Care Quality Commission

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First special measures GP practice to close

One of the first GP practices to be placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission is to close, HSJ has learned.

Steve Field

Field: 'Nothing against' trusts taking over failing GP practices

Chief inspector of general practice Steve Field has said he is happy for struggling GP practices to be taken over by larger providers and NHS trusts if it results in better leadership.

Keith McNeil

Addenbrooke's recovery could take 'years', warns McNeil

Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s recently departed chief executive has warned he ‘does not know how the trust will cope’ this winter and that its problems could take years to address.

Commissioning support woman clipboard

CQC set to miss pushed back inspection deadlines

The Care Quality Commission is set to miss key inspection deadlines that it had already pushed back.

Sir Mike Richards

Chief inspector: Fit and proper regulation having 'deterrent effect'

The fit and proper person regulation has had a ‘deterrent effect’ by warding unfit individuals away from NHS director roles, chief inspector of hospitals Sir Mike Richards has said.

A health professionals hand steadying and elderly womans hand

Call for better end of life care training

NHS hospitals risk repeating mistakes during end of life care if they ask staff to rely on formal processes rather than focusing on patient outcomes, HSJ has been told.

Watford hospital

Updated: West Herts to be placed in special measures

West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust has been recommended for special measures after being rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Jeremy Hunt

Exclusive Hunt interview: CQC ratings have replaced FT status as ‘definition of success’

The mark of quality for an NHS provider is no longer foundation trust status, but the award of a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission, the health secretary has said.

Jeremy Hunt 2014

Exclusive: Hunt orders investigation of 'regulatory gap' baby death case

The health secretary has promised an independent investigation of the death of a baby whose ‘incredibly distressing’ case highlighted a regulatory ‘gap’ in the NHS’s ability to probe historic complaints.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt: Patients to access entire record online by 2018

Jeremy Hunt has formally announced that patients will be able to access their entire medical record online by 2018.

Tim Kelsey

Exclusive: CCGs given ultimatum over 'paperless' progress

Clinical commissioning groups face having their plans for 2016-17 rejected if they do not show progress in meeting standards set out in new digital guidance, an NHS England director has told HSJ.

Royal Courts of Justice

Exclusive: Social care providers apply for injunctions against CQC

Two providers of adult social care have applied for injunctions to prevent the publication of Care Quality Commission inspection reports, HSJ can reveal.

Millbank Tower

Exclusive: PHSO refuses to investigate baby death at heart of ‘regulatory gap’ claims

The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has refused to investigate the death of a baby at the centre of claims of a ‘regulatory gap’ between national bodies preventing them looking into historic complaints.

child baby healthcare doctor patient

Exclusive: CQC to review care for newborns following baby’s death

A national review of the quality of care for seriously ill children is being launched by the Care Quality Commission following the death of a baby more than a decade ago.


Trusts will be allowed to breach agency spending cap

NHS trusts will be allowed to breach a proposed cap on agency spending if they need to ensure wards are safely staffed, Monitor has said.

Map of UK

CQC to assess whole health systems

The Care Quality Commission is to pilot assessing whole health systems as part of a move towards a more place based approach to regulation.

Commissioning support woman clipboard

Exclusive: CQC airs prospect of 'more light touch' regulation

The Care Quality Commission will begin considering whether it should move to ‘more light touch’ regulation later this year, the chief inspector of general practice has told HSJ.

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'Incoherent' healthcare regulation needs 'radical overhaul'

Healthcare regulation in the UK  is ‘incoherent’, ‘expensive’ and requires a ‘radical overhaul’ according to a review by the body which oversees the work of organisations such as the General Medical Council.

Deficit calculator

‘Cash is king again’: trust chiefs respond to Monitor letter

Trust leaders have told HSJ about their wide ranging concerns over the implications of a letter sent by regulators calling on them to take tough measures to improve their financial positions.

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