All Mike Richards articles – Page 3

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    Sir Mike Richards announces retirement


    The chief inspector for hospitals Professor Sir Mike Richards has announced his intention to retire this year.

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    HSJ Local

    Flagship specialist trust rated 'requires improvement'


    PERFORMANCE: The high profile specialist provider Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust has been given a “requires improvement” rating by the Care Quality Commission.

  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Trust recommended to exit special measures


    CQC recommended East Kent Hospitals University FT leaves special measures Inspectors say significant improvements made in maternity and emergency care NHS Improvement defers decision till 2017 while it reviews trust’s finances England’s chief inspector of hospitals has recommended that East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust should exit special ...

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    Mike Richards: Death investigations poor and 'need an overhaul'


    Sir Mike Richards says systems for reviewing deaths need a “overhaul” and were worse than expected Calls for new national framework to be in place by April 2017 Substantial variation in rates of deaths receiving “initial review” The NHS’s approach to investigating and reporting deaths is worse than ...

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    Richards: CQC cannot force removal of unfit trust directors


    Sir Mike Richards says it is not the responsibility of the CQC to force the removal of a director or judge their fitness for the role Chief inspector of hospitals says CQC has faced “unfair criticism” for its approach to the fit and proper persons test DH says CQC ...

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    HSJ Local

    Hospital FT to be removed from special measures


    The chief inspector of hospitals has recommended a troubled acute foundation trust be removed from special measures.

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    Exclusive: Quality and financial regulation could be joined, says Mike Richards


    Professor Sir Mike Richards says in future there might not be separate regulation of quality and finance Chief inspector of hospitals says rating trusts for use of resources is the “most challenging” issue for the CQC in the year ahead NHS Improvement director Kathy McLean says struggling trusts will ...

  • The Walton Centre
    HSJ Local

    Outstanding rating for 'world class' specialist trust


    Walton Centre Foundation Trust in Liverpool rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission Specialist spinal and brain service hospital becomes only second specialist hospital to receive top rating Ten out of 19 specialist hospitals have now had inspections published by the CQC The Walton Centre Foundation Trust has ...

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    Webinar: Mike Richards on how the CQC and NHSI will work together


    Watch our webinar featuring the chief inspector of hospitals free online.

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    HSJ Local

    Trust in special measures after safety and leadership failings


    Princess Alexandra Hospital rated inadequate and placed in special measures CQC highlights serious concerns around patient safety, leadership and failure to hit key targets Inspectors says leadership could not “clearly articulate vision for trust” The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, which has long struggled against key performance targets, has ...

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    HSJ Local

    Ambulance trust placed in special measures


    An ambulance trust is to be placed in special measures after inspectors rated in inadequate and identified concerns related to its leadership, culture and ability to ensure patient safety.

  • Jim Mackey
    Expert Briefing

    HSJ Catch Up: Mackey talks tough on staff growth, and Hunt stays in health


    Your essential update on the week in health

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    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.

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    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 inspection rating ...

  • 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 after unannounced CQC inspections ...

  • 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

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    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 Trust, one of the first “integrated care ...

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    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 ...

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    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 Commission is looking at ...

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    Expert Briefing

    Deep South: White smoke from Dorset


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