Sarah Calkin covers the performance and quality beat which incorporates patient safety and regulation with a particular focus on the Care Quality Commission. She covered the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry and the subsequent fallout, giving her an insight into the major drivers of the current health policy environment. She also covers the NHS in the south west of England and is interested in the challenges of providing healthcare in a rural environment.Follow Sarah Calkin on Twitter @sjcalkin and on Google+
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WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust has announced her retirement after six years running the south western hospital.
PERFORMANCE: A mental health trust that was found to have a “controlling” leadership culture two years ago has been ordered to make urgent improvements to the safety of its services by the Care Quality Commission.
Identifying and treating sepsis could soon be given the same attention as reducing pressure ulcers or hospital acquired infections, with campaigners claiming Sir Bruce Keogh is “supportive in principle” of increased national focus on the condition.
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- Finney makes new claims in legal battle against CQC
- South West CCGs look to integration for savings
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- NICE on the offensive in row over breast cancer drug
- Devon procurement plan resisted by providers and local council