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    Exclusive: Sir Mike Richards joins health consultancy


    Professor Sir Mike Richards, the previous chief inspector of hospitals, is to take up a new role at a leading health consultancy, it has been announced today.

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    HSJ100 refresh: Briggs, Baker and Ashworth join the NHS’s power elite


    The HSJ100 is HSJ’s analysis of the most powerful and influential people in the English NHS and health policy. We have published it at the end of each calendar year since 2005. From 2017, we have decided to produce a summer “refresh” – recognising that much can change within a year.

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    CQC: More trusts to face prosecution for safety breaches


    More NHS trusts could face criminal prosecution for breaches of fundamental safety standards to act as a “deterrent”, the Care Quality Commission’s outgoing chief inspector of hospitals has warned.

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    CQC to 'strengthen' oversight of private hospitals after breast surgeon scandal


    Regulator to “strengthen” its review of practising privileges in independent hospitals in wake of Ian Paterson scandal CQC will use data from insurers to spot “outlier” surgery activity Considering freedom to speak up guardians for the independent sector The Care Quality Commission is to

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    Trust stays in special measures after being rated inadequate again


    CQC rates Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust inadequate with concerns over patients in corridors and unstable leadership Recommends trust remains in special measures for at least three months, with support needed for “foreseeable future” Regulator suggests NHS neighbours need to step up

  • Ted Baker

    CQC's new chief inspector of hospitals revealed


    Current deputy chief inspector of hospitals Professor Ted Baker promoted to top job Will take over from Sir Mike Richards at the end of July Professor Baker will be responsible for developing and implementing new inspection regime at the CQC The Care Quality Commission has appointed a new chief

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    Richards: Good leaders and staff engagement improve care despite pay restraint


    Professor Sir Mike Richards says staff must be “properly rewarded” Sir Mike says CQC report proves “cultural change” can happen quickly if trusts listen to staff Some trusts “undoubtedly” need capital investment but finances and quality can improve under good leadership, he says Sir Mike Richards

  • Weston General Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust shuts 'inadequate' A&E overnight after CQC safety warning


    Weston Area Health Trust “temporarily” shuts A E overnight, citing difficulty maintaining safe staffing levels CQC issues formal warning over inadequate A E services Comes amid wider plans to reconfigure unsustainable clinical services Trust remains committed to 24/7 urgent care but says service will be unlikely ...

  • Colchester Hospital

    Four in five trusts spent over a year in special measures


    Fewer than one in five trusts removed from quality special measures within 12 months Initial expectation was trusts would come out within 12 months Ten trusts have spent two years or more in the regime Mike Richards says: ”What is most important is that the right changes are made and fully

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    Successor to Mike Richards expected to be chosen in June


    The Care Quality Commission will likely agree a successor to Sir Mike Richards in early June, a “confidential” document seen by HSJ reveals.