Mike Richards

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  • Dorset
    HSJ Local

    Ambulance trust's 111 service rated inadequate


    PERFORMANCE: South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust’s NHS 111 service has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

  • inspection

    Analysis: More than half of trusts 'require improvement'


    HSJ analysis of all CQC trust ratings published as regulator completes its inspection of all acute trusts More than half of trusts rated requires improvement No trust currently rated outstanding for safety or inadequate for caring Explore HSJ’s interactive map HSJ has mapped and analysed every

  • Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
    HSJ Local

    Trust's A&E rated inadequate after damning inspection


    Portsmouth Hospitals Trust given inadequate rating by CQC for its A E CQC staff “had to intervene to keep patients safe” while carrying out inspection Four conditions placed on the trust’s registration PERFORMANCE: A hospital trust has been rated inadequate for urgent and emergency services

  • Will hazell expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Deep South: Why Yeovil's finances may be causing jitters


    Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

  • Report
    HSJ Local

    Pioneering integrated care trust rated 'requires improvement'


    Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust rated requires improvement by the CQC Area long viewed as integration pioneer, with “integrated care organisation” created last October Trust’s emergency department rated inadequate but staff rated outstanding for caring Torbay and South Devon Foundation

  • Len Fenwick

    First teaching hospital rated outstanding


    Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals FT becomes first teaching hospital to be rated outstanding by the CQC Trust is second in the North East to be awarded the top rating, after Northumbria Healthcare was rated outstanding last month Newcastle is led by Sir Leonard Fenwick, the NHS’s longest serving chief

  • Paula Vasco-Knight

    CQC looking into Vasco-Knight appointment


    CQC looking into the appointment of Paula Vasco-Knight from “fit and proper perspective” Ms Vasco-Knight suspended as acting chief executive of St George’s in relation to serious financial allegations CQC’s fit and proper person panel also looking at Southern Health directors The Care Quality

  • Will hazell expert briefing
    Expert Briefing

    Deep South: White smoke from Dorset


    Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

  • Katrina Percy

    Exclusive: Southern Health could be split up, sources say


    Southern Health Foundation Trust could be broken up or another inquiry ordered Health secretary was due to consider the options for the trust’s future Future of Southern Health’s leadership unclear The trust at the centre of a care quality row could be broken up, HSJ understands. This is despite

  • Addenbrooke's Hospital

    Chief executives criticise CQC treatment of 'inadequate' teaching trust


    Chief executives criticise the CQC’s approach and the reputational damage it causes Sir Mike Richards defends the regulator King’s Fund report says chief executives can feel unsupported A current and former chief executive have both criticised the process that saw a trust leader removed after a