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  • HSJ Knowledge

    Sir Liam Donaldson

    2008-11-13T01:00:00Z

    Sir Liam Donaldson, chief medical officer, DH

  • News

    Healthcare Commission longed for government's embrace

    2008-11-12T11:13:00Z

    Healthcare Commission chair Sir Ian Kennedy has sent a frank message to staff revealing how the government failed to embrace the regulator and left it 'handicapped'.

  • Comment

    Sir Ian Kennedy on the future of the annual health check

    2008-11-12T10:54:00Z

    The Act of Parliament that established the Healthcare Commission required us to assess on an annual basis the performance of every NHS organisation, taking account of the standards issued by the Department of Health. Out of this requirement grew the annual health check.

  • Comment

    Naomi Chambers on NHS boards and organisational performance

    2008-11-07T09:00:00Z

    As the Healthcare Commission's annual health check comes to a close, after congratulatory notes are received, press releases carefully crafted, protests lodged, or wounds licked in private, how often do boards ask themselves: what part have we played in our organisation's performance this year?

  • Comment

    Steve Barnett on world class NHS leaders

    2008-11-01T01:00:00Z

    It is not hard to think of bad leaders. A recent poll named figures from Stalin to Vlad the Impaler who score badly in the popularity stakes, while Steve McClaren, 'the wally with the brolly', springs to my mind.

  • News

    Johnson keeps the faith on inequalities

    2008-10-30T09:00:00Z

    Health secretary Alan Johnson says the life expectancy gap is closing and he is promising the end of GP shortages. There is more to do but this is no time for a 'counsel of despair', he tells Rebecca Evans

  • News

    Manchester mental health chief launches dismissal claim

    2008-10-30T09:00:00Z

    A trust chief executive who triggered weeks of strike action after sacking a trade union official has launched an unfair dismissal claim. Manchester Mental Health and Social Care trust's former chief Sheila Foley resigned in July, the day after a report, commissioned by NHS North West, criticised frequent changes of ...

  • News

    Annual health check progress

    2008-10-30T09:00:00Z

    In the Healthcare Commission's annual health check , seven local trusts within NHS South East Coast were rated 'excellent' for quality of service (up from two last year) and the progress continues.

  • News

    Hygiene problems will be no bar to registration with Care Quality Commission

    2008-10-23T09:00:00Z

    Trusts will be allowed to register with the Care Quality Commission even if poor hygiene is putting patients at 'significant risk'.

  • News

    Trusts too optimistic over annual health check scores

    2008-10-23T09:00:00Z

    Some trusts are disputing their annual health check scores as figures show many were highly over-optimistic about their performance.

  • Leader

    Annual health check: pedantry gets the better of common sense

    2008-10-23T09:00:00Z

    The Healthcare Commission is under attack. In the aftermath of the annual health check , its data has been fired on by trusts and the Department of Health.

  • News

    Annual health check note

    2008-10-23T09:00:00Z

    Your report on the annual health check missed one vital fact: this is the second year running that NHS mental health trusts have been rated as one of the best-performing parts of the service.

  • News

    North Yorkshire and York PCT chief executive to leave

    2008-10-16T12:11:00Z

    North Yorkshire and York primary care trust chief executive Janet Soo-Chung is to leave her post next week. The PCT, which was one of six organisations rated double weak in the annual health check this week, said that director of finance and resources and deputy chief executive Nick Steele would ...

  • Blogs

    Healthcheckitus

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    It's that time of the year. The words 'draft' are being lifted from Annual Audit Letters that summarise so succinctly the state of your financial health.

  • Leader

    Good times set to end as health pays price for squirrelling cash

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    The credit crunch is heading your way. While the government has so far rejected the idea of revisiting its health spending plans up to 2011, there are numerous other ways it can get its hands on trust cash.

  • News

    Annual health check: quality leap sees PCTs drag behind

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    More than half of NHS organisations are now providing excellent or good services, according to the third annual health check. But the annual assessment scores, published today by the Healthcare Commission, expose a widening gap between the performance of steadily improving trusts and floundering commissioners. The proportion offering excellent services ...

  • News

    Annual health check: Johnson thanks top performers

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    Health Secretary Alan Johnson has written to congratulate chief executives at the 57 NHS organisations that have achieved the most consistent results in yearly assessments.

  • News

    Annual health check: patient safety push fails to raise bar on hygiene

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    The NHS is failing to improve hygiene standards despite a major quality and patient safety push.

  • News

    Annual health check case study: Salford

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    Salford is the only primary care trust to achieve double excellent scores, having improved its quality rating from good last year.

  • News

    Annual health check case study: Dorset healthcare foundation trust

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    Dorset Healthcare foundation trust reached double excellent with an improvement in its resources rating from good in 2006-07.