All Mike Richards articles – Page 2

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    Sir Mike Richards among new additions to DH board


    Former chief inspector of hospitals Sir Mike Richards has been appointed as a non-executive director on the Department of Health board alongside four other senior figures.

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    Exclusive: PwC appoints Sir Mike Richards as senior adviser


    Former Care Quality Commission chief inspector Professor Sir Mike Richards is joining consultancy firm PwC.

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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 ...

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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 “strengthen” its oversight of ...

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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 support A trust where patients died in ...

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    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 ...

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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 has said ...

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    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 to be “full emergency department” ...

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    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 ...

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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.

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    HSJ Local

    Competition row treatment centre rated requires improvement


    North East London Treatment Centre rated “requires improvement” Centre is at heart of hard-fought procurement process between local NHS trust and Care UK An elective treatment centre at the heart of a competition dispute has been rated requires improvement by inspectors.

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    CQC to pay up to £191k to new chief inspector of hospitals


    The CQC will pay the new chief inspector of hospitals £161,000-£191,000 a year Sir Mike Richard’s replacement to be a “highly influential” clinician or board executive with “political acumen” Successful applicant will need to deliver new inspection model and determine the data needed to spot care failings The ...

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    Private providers warned over 'fundamental' safety concerns


    CQC warns safety concerns during inspection of independent ambulance providers may “not be isolated findings” Over three-quarters of providers inspected so far have faced CQC enforcement action Concerns include drivers not holding the correct licence, failure to carry out DBS checks, unclean vehicles and not following “fundamental safety processes” ...

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    HSJ Local

    Original special measures trust exits regime


    Medway FT now rated requires improvement, and good for being caring, effective and well led CQC praises “strong leadership and clear communication” Improvements need to be made in urgent and emergency services, surgery and critical care A hospital which was previously ranked as one of the worst in ...

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    HSJ Local

    Long underperforming trust exits special measures


    A trust dogged by performance and financial problems for more than a decade has moved out of special measures.

  • Bristol Royal Infirmary, University Hospital Bristol NHS FT
    HSJ Local

    Bristol foundation trust rated outstanding


    A trust in the South West has become the first acute provider in the country to jump from requires improvement to outstanding across just two inspections.

  • Mike Birtwistle

    Hospital turnarounds offer a glimmer of light amid NHS gloom


    In the face of major challenges, success stories offer valuable insight into achievable goals, and deliver important benefits to patients and staff alike

  • Andrew Morris

    Revealed: The NHS’s top trust chief executives in 2017


    Standout trends in this year’s rankings include the prevalence of the multi-trust leader, the influence of outstanding CQC ratings and the rise of women chief executives