A world-famous hospital withheld information from regulators over a scandal in which children were needlessly given potentially dangerous drugs and invasive tests, it can be revealed.
The chair of an acute trust has been left feeling puzzled and questioning inspectors’ assessments after the Care Quality Commission criticised its leadership model.
A private mental health hospital has been downgraded to “requires improvement” and told it must do more to ensure safe care.
Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.
One of the busiest accident and emergency departments in the country has had conditions imposed on its registration by the Care Quality Commission after an inspection identified patient safety concerns.
A West Midlands trust says people will be left waiting for surgery for more than a year after commissioners refused to fund a regulator-backed plan to cut its elective waiting list.
A major IT project run by the current chief executive of the Care Quality Commission while at his previous employer racked up more £26m in losses, the organisation has disclosed.
NHS England engaged in an unprecedented attempt to interfere with an independent clinical body’s report into child cancer services, seeking to have a recommendation on co-location of intensive care services removed, HSJ has learned.
NHS hospitals, GP practices and commissioners could lose £4m after a firm providing NHS dermatology services was put into liquidation, according to documents obtained by HSJ.
Public satisfaction with waiting times have declined, according to NHS-commissioned research.
NHS England covered up serious problems with paediatric cancer care in London – which had seen children dying in “terrible agony” – and has “buried” attempts to overhaul the services, an HSJ investigation has established.
NHS England says the government should consider hundreds of mental health patients who are being treated in “distressing” dormitory-style wards when it determines future capital spending budgets.
A mental health trust has been fined £200,000 for breaching the Care Quality Commission’s fundamental standards in only the second case of its kind.
A clinical commissioning group has been criticised for how it handled potential conflicts of interest when it handed out contracts to organisations owned by its own GPs.
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.”
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.
Care Quality Commission inspectors were aware patients at Whorlton Hall had accused staff of “bullying and inappropriate behaviour”, according to a draft report.
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.
A major teaching hospital’s operating theatres are in such poor repair they cannot always be adequately cleaned, Care Quality Commission inspectors have found.