All Mike Richards articles – Page 4

  • 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 ...

  • 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 negative Care ...

  • Hexham general hospital

    'Remarkable' trust given CQC’s top rating


    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 country to be rated outstanding ...

  • Front of Medway Maritime Hospital
    HSJ Local

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


    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

    Colchester told to partner with local trust or face failure regime


    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 ...

  • Western sussex hospitals

    'Outstanding' trust's chief reveals turning point


    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 ...

  • HSJ Local

    Medway faces deficit of over £50m


    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

    CQC investigates Birmingham trust over cardiac surgery deaths


    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 an audit identified the service as a mortality outlier.

  • Alastair Mclellan - Innovators

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


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

  • Wexham Park Hospital

    CQC hails merger trust for ‘most impressive’ ever transformation


    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 care at Wexham ...

  • Busy hospital

    NICE leak reaction: Trusts should use guidance says college president


    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 ...

  • Wye Valley
    HSJ Local

    Trust remains in special measures after 15 months


    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 remain ...

  • Sir Mike Richards

    Quality and finances 'cannot trump one another', say regulators


    NHS Improvement and CQC say providers will be judged on delivering “the right quality outcomes within the resources available” Regulators promise to work together to send “single clear, consistent message” New staffing guidance and “care hours per patient day” metric due NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission ...

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
    HSJ Local

    ‘Inadequate’ Worcestershire trust placed in special measures


    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust in special measures after CQC rates it “inadequate” “Urgent” improvements needed in staffing levels, governance, investigation of clinical incidents and culture Reliance on locum staff renders some services “fragile” PERFORMANCE: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust has been placed in special measures.

  • Shining person

    HSJ100 marks seismic change in NHS leadership


    Department of Health finance director David Williams is the highest new entry in this year’s HSJ100 Other notable new entries and risers include Arvind Madan, Dame Ruth Carnall and Sir Howard Bernstein Simon Stevens tops the power list for a second year Read the full list This year’s ...

  • Simon Stevens

    HSJ100 2015


    Who’s up, who’s down and who’s new in our list of the biggest movers and shakers in health?

  • King's Mill hospital
    HSJ Local

    Failing FT needs 'long term partner', say regulators


    PERFORMANCE: Regulators have said a failing foundation trust requires a ‘close tie-up with a long term partner’, after spending more than two years in special measures.

  • Agency staff

    DH reveals pay cap for agency staff


    The hourly rate the NHS can pay agency staff will be capped at 55 per cent above the pay levels of permanent staff, under plans announced by the Department of Health.

  • Mike Richards

    Webinar: Ask Sir Mike Richards your questions on regulation


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  • Sir Mike Richards

    Chief inspector: Fit and proper regulation having 'deterrent effect'


    The fit and proper person regulation has had a ‘deterrent effect’ by warding unfit individuals away from NHS director roles, chief inspector of hospitals Sir Mike Richards has said.