Chief executive of the Care Quality Commission Ian Trenholm explains the work the regulator is doing to explore potential prosecutions against NHS trusts and how the regulator is seeking to ensure lessons can be learned to drive systemic change.
The Care Quality Commission is actively considering more than 31 prosecutions of NHS organisations and has hired 11 ex-military and civil police officers to review evidence.
An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year.
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
NHS Improvement has refused to relax a trust’s financial “control total” despite the local finance director arguing that “mistakes of the past” had resulted in the target being missed.
More than 450 patients died from prescriptions made “without medical justification” at a hospital where the use of opioids resulted in an “institutionalised practice of shortening patients’ lives”, an investigation has found.
NHS Improvement has lifted several “regulatory undertakings” at one of England’s largest community and mental health trusts.
Community services will remain at Southern Health Foundation Trust after the new leadership team opted against a proposed divestment.
Substantive differences to the 0-5 age group could minimise or even prevent mental health issues persisting into adulthood, writes Nicole Ridgwell
The care minister has admitted misleading MPs over whether the Department of Health and Social Care was told a review into the deaths of people with learning disabilities was due to be published.
Fewer than one in ten deaths of people with learning disabilities have been subject to a new review process, with providers blaming “overstretched budgets and the pressures on staff time”, a new report reveals.
A trust has been fined £2m for “serious systematic” management failings that led to the deaths of two vulnerable and disadvantaged patients.
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Tackling staff retention is among the biggest priorities for the new chief executive of a scandal hit community and mental health trust.
Southern Health has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law after a patient died while in the trust’s care.
The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.
An investigation into the deaths of people with learning disabilities has revealed they were “less likely” to have mistakes in their care “picked up”.
A third prosecution will be brought against Southern Health Foundation Trust after a patient was found dead in a hospital in Southampton five years ago.
With the Care Quality Commission’s first prosecution occurring in June 2016, Caroline Barker reflects on how the CQC as a prosecutor is slowly coming into its own.