Care Quality Commission

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Lung cancer death trust is an outlier on surgery

The trust at the centre of a lung cancer deaths scandal has been identified as an outlier for providing surgery on fewer early stage patients than is normal.


ED staff ‘wanted to delay ambulances’

The Care Quality Commission found standards have dropped at a struggling emergency department where a nurse told inspectors: “We don’t want to release the ambulances because we know they will return with more patients.”

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Draft CQC report had accused Whorlton Hall staff of 'bullying'

Care Quality Commission inspectors were aware patients at Whorlton Hall had accused staff of “bullying and inappropriate behaviour”, according to a draft report.

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Special measures for hospital where patients had to 'lie on floor'

An independent provider of inpatient mental health services has had a second hospital placed in special measures after patients were found to be treated in an “uncaring, undignified and disrespectful” way.

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Major teaching trust told to make urgent infection risk improvements

A major teaching hospital’s operating theatres are in such poor repair they cannot always be adequately cleaned, Care Quality Commission inspectors have found.

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CQC tells trusts to publish post-inspection letters

The Care Quality Commission has re-introduced post inspection letters for NHS trusts with an expectation that they are made public.


Investigation launched into safeguarding at psychiatric unit

A multi-agency investigation has been launched at a psychiatric unit after a “disproportionate” number of safeguarding alerts for patient-on-patient attacks.

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Fifth mental health trust rated 'outstanding'

A fifth mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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Chief executive to leave troubled trust

The chief executive of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is to leave, amid concerns about serious service quality problems.


Workforce plan: Power will be devolved to regions

Workforce planning policy will be devolved to regional integrated care systems as part of sweeping changes to the way the NHS manages its 1.3 million staff, the long-awaited interim NHS workforce plan has revealed.

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Independent inquiry into CQC whistleblower claims

The Care Quality Commission has announced a former civil servant will carry out an independent inquiry into a former inspector’s claims that reports of poor care at Whorlton Hall hospital were not acted on.

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North East trust retains outstanding rating

One of the largest hospitals in the country has successfully retained its outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission, increasing the number of services given the top score.


Improvements made at bullying scandal A&E

The Care Quality Commission has observed improvements to culture at an accident and emergency department at the centre of a major bullying scandal.

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GP at Hand digital service given first rating by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated GP at Hand “good” in the first inspection of its digital healthcare service.

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Hospital trust leaves special measures after two years

A Midlands hospital trust has come out of special measures, two years after the Care Quality Commission uncovered “serious” problems with the care provided.

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Online GP service suspends appointments for children

An online GP consultation service has suspended all appointments for under-18s.

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Doctors, but not nurses, get cash to help 'power napping'

The government will invest almost £10m to improve sleeping facilities for doctors at NHS hospitals amid growing awareness of the impact of fatigue on patient safety.

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Leaked report shows 'continuing' problems with mortality reviews

NHS England has been told to support areas which are failing to deal with a backlog of reviews into the deaths of learning disability patients, according to a new report.

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Exclusive: Trust receives fourth CQC warning in eight months

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has received another warning from the Care Quality Commission over the safety of its services, HSJ can reveal. 

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CQC reveals 'alarming' new route to prosecute directors

Individual NHS trust directors could personally face prosecution for breaches of the Care Quality Commission’s fundamental standards, it has emerged.