Mike Richards

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  • Hexham general hospital
    News

    'Remarkable' trust given CQC’s top rating

    2016-05-05T00:01:00Z

    Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust becomes fourth provider to be rated outstanding Trust rated outstanding in unprecedented 20 core services Until November it was run by Jim Mackey, now chief executive of NHS Improvement Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust has become the fourth in the

  • Front of Medway Maritime Hospital
    HSJ Local

    FT making ‘considerable improvement’ after three years in special measures

    2016-04-28T12:02:00Z

    PERFORMANCE: Medway Foundation Trust has shown signs of “considerable improvement” since it was inspected last August and September, the chief inspector of hospitals has said.

  • Colchester Hospital
    News

    Colchester told to partner with local trust or face failure regime

    2016-04-28T00:01:00Z

    Colchester trust told it risks being put in the failure regime, which could result in its liquidation CQC says its services are unsafe and patients are at risk of harm Regulators say trust must form a “long term partnership” with Ipswich to “secure services” CQC has no confidence in board to turn

  • Western sussex hospitals
    News

    'Outstanding' trust's chief reveals turning point

    2016-04-20T00:01:00Z

    Western Sussex Hospitals becomes third acute trust to get CQC’s top rating Sir Mike Richards says the trust “aspires to be one of the best patient centred services in the NHS” Chief executive tells HSJ lessons were learnt from Virginia Mason hospital in the US Rated “outstanding” in three domains

  • HSJ Local

    Medway faces deficit of over £50m

    2016-04-05T14:58:00Z

    FINANCE: Medway Foundation Trust is set to end the 2015-16 financial year with a deficit of £52.5m as its future looks ever more uncertain.

  • Sir Mike Richards
    News

    CQC investigates Birmingham trust over cardiac surgery deaths

    2016-03-03T16:13:00Z

    CQC launches investigation into cardiac surgery at UHB Chief inspector of hospitals finds significant concerns over safety, effectiveness and responsiveness The Care Quality Commission has launched an investigation into adult heart surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust after

  • Alastair Mclellan - Innovators
    Leader

    Well done, Sir Andrew – but your job is not done just yet

    2016-02-05T16:25:00Z

    Sir Andrew Morris cannot rest on his laurels after his celebrated turnaround of Wexham Park

  • Wexham Park Hospital
    News

    CQC hails merger trust for ‘most impressive’ ever transformation

    2016-02-02T00:01:00Z

    CQC says Wexham Park Hospital’s improvement under Frimley Health FT is “most impressive” it has seen Rating upgraded from “inadequate” to “good” Hospital was run by Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals FT until October 2014 The Care Quality Commission has praised the “remarkable” improvement in

  • Busy hospital
    News

    NICE leak reaction: Trusts should use guidance says college president

    2016-01-21T09:33:00Z

    Royal College of Emergency Medicine president says scale of A E understaffing could be 50 per cent Dr Cliff Mann says trusts should use leaked NICE guideline to conduct gap analysis on nurse staffing levels CQC expects providers to use “any tool they deem appropriate” to ensure safe care All

  • Wye Valley
    HSJ Local

    Trust remains in special measures after 15 months

    2016-01-20T12:37:00Z

    Wye Valley Trust must remain in special measures, CQC says Acute and community provider was put in the regime in October 2014 Regulator says significant concerns must be addressed as “matter of urgency” PERFORMANCE: An acute trust that was placed in special measures in October 2014 must rem