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CQC demands trust act as patients wait up to eight days for a bed

A mental health trust has closed its patient waiting area due to a threat from the Care Quality Commission, which its chief has said will mean people waiting longer in A&E.

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Hospital gets draft ‘inadequate’ rating

One of three high security mental health hospitals in England has received an “inadequate” rating in a draft report from the Care Quality Commission, HSJ can reveal.

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‘Life is just too short,’ resigning trust CEO tells staff

South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust’s chief executive has announced her resignation in a blistering email to trust staff, saying the personal cost of being an NHS CEO is too high and “life is just too short”.

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Large provider of 999 support enters administration

One of England’s largest providers of 999 support to the NHS has gone into administration, affecting several NHS trusts, HSJ has learned.

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Regulator bans trust from taking on new apprentices

An ambulance trust has been temporarily barred from training new apprentices after a critical report from the education regulator.

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ALB chair takes top role at Britain’s largest care home provider

Sir David Behan – the current chair of Health Education England – has been appointed as chairman of Britain’s largest care home provider, HC-One.

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CQC threatens enforcement action for ‘inadequate’ hospital

A private hospital for learning disability patients has been rated “inadequate” and placed into special measures, with the Care Quality Commission finding nine in 10 staff were “unqualified”.

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DHSC tenders for centralised purchasing service

NHS organisations will be given the chance to advertise and manage tenders on a new platform under government plans to create a centralised buying tool.

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‘Inadequate’ mental health hospital placed into special measures

A mental health hospital has been placed into special measures by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors found more than 500 instances of restraint and dozens of unexplained serious incidents.

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Revealed: The trusts which successfully challenged their CQC ratings

Three NHS providers successfully challenged the Care Quality Commission to improve their draft inspection rating last year.

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Trust fined £80,000 after it ‘ignored clear evidence’ of threat to patients

A trust has been fined £80,000 following prosecution by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe care.

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NHS told to follow government line on Brexit

NHS arm’s-length bodies, including NHS England, have been told to make sure all their communications are “aligned” to the government’s stance on Brexit.

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‘Breakdown of trust’ at provider blamed on ‘unhelpful views and behaviours’

Relations between an NHS trust board and its council of governors broke down amid a “them and us” environment, an independent review has found.

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New CQC lead named

The Care Quality Commission has appointed a quality and safety leader from New Zealand to head up its inspection of mental health services.

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CQC criminal prosecutions jump by a third

The Care Quality Commission has increased the number of criminal prosecutions of health and social care providers by more than 32 per cent in a year.

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Scandal-hit trust to leave special measures

A trust, which was at the centre of a scandal around diverting ambulances, is to exit special measures after nearly three years.

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Boris-backed inpatients unit may face CQC challenge

A new inpatient unit for patients with learning disabilities, which received £33m in capital funding from the prime minister last week, might not meet national standards set by the Care Quality Commission.

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CQC forecasts year-end deficit

The Care Quality Commission is forecasting to end the current financial year with a deficit of £1.7m.

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'Considerable risk’ over trust’s future warns NHSI

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust has agreed a revamped recovery plan with NHS Improvement amid concerns over its financial and waiting time performance.

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CQC triumphs in tribunal battle with private provider

 A tribunal has backed the Care Quality Commission for a second time over its refusal to register a new “campus style” learning disability care home.