Care Quality Commission to Monitor Deaths in Elderly Care Homes (BBC News / CQC)

Summary

Death rates in elderly nursing and care homes in England are to be monitored by the Care Quality Commission in renewed plans to eliminate poor care. The regulator is piloting a system whereby higher than expected numbers of deaths can trigger an investigation.

Care homes are required already to report to the CQC when a resident dies, but the BBC’s Panorama (tonight) has found that some homes have not been complying.

Read more: BBC News: Care Quality Commission monitoring deaths in homes.

Reference

Care Quality Commission monitoring deaths in homes. London: BBC Health News, June 17th 2013.

See also: BBC News. Human cost of failures in elderly care homes.

Reference

Holt, A. (2013). Human cost of failures in elderly care homes. London: BBC Health News, June 17th 2013.

This relates to:

CQC’s Consultation on the Future of Inspection and Regulation

The Care Quality Commission’s plans follow recommendations made in the government’s response to Robert Francis’ report into failings at Mid Staffs, plus feedback from service users, the public and other reviews. The public consultation concentrates on hospital care; consultations on adult social care and general practice will take place later this year.

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Reference

A new start: consultation on changes to the way CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), June 2013.

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Reference

Proposed model for intelligent monitoring and expert judgement in acute NHS trusts. Annex to the consultation: changes to the way CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care services. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), June 2013.

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Reference

A new start: consultation on changes to the way CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care services. Initial regulatory impact assessment. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), June 2013.

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Reference

Equality and human rights duties impact analysis (decision making and policies). Initial regulatory impact assessment. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), June 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

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