Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, wants hospital inspections in England to become broader and more robust. The system of hospital inspections used previously by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been highlighted in the Keogh Review as being flawed and too narrow in focus.
The intention is to recruit a “small army” of doctors, nurses, patients and carers to become involved in hospital inspections and ratings.
Triggle, N. (2013). Hospital inspections to be more robust, chief inspector says. London: BBC Health News, July 18th 2013.
This relates to:
Methodology and information sources used in CQC’s new surveillance model
for NHS acute trusts. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), July 18th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].