Tag Archives: Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Improvements for Patients at NHS Trusts in Special Measures (Monitor / CQC / NHSTDA)

Summary Monitor, the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trust Development Authority have published a report on the progress made at the 11 trusts placed in special measures in July 2013. Practical measures resulting in significant changes include recruitment of extra staff, use of … Continue reading

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The Francis Report (Report of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry) and the Government’s Response (House of Commons Library / UK Parliament)

Summary This briefing provides background on the Government’s response (November 2013) to Robert Francis QC’s report into poor standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (published in February 2013). The Government’s initial response: Patients First and Foremost was published … Continue reading

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Avoidable Emergency Admissions Increasing: State of Care (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC)’s “State of Care” annual report covers the rising pressure on accident and emergency (A&E) services arising from increasing admissions to hospital for avoidable conditions. An increasing number of older people, in particular, are being admitted … Continue reading

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Government’s Response to Francis Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The Government has published a full response to Robert Francis QC’s report into poor standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. “These documents build on the government’s initial response: Patients First and Foremost, which was published in … Continue reading

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CQC’s Upgraded Hospital Inspection Programme (Care Quality Commission / BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) this week started on the new programme of hospital inspections. These inspections, under leadership by the CQC’s new Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards now involve significantly larger inspection teams – called inspection panels – and include … Continue reading

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Response to Consultation on the CQC (King’s Fund)

Summary This is the King’s Fund’s response to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consultation concerning proposed changes to how the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care. Full Text Link Reference King’s Fund response to consultation on CQC. London: The King’s … Continue reading

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Chief Inspector of Hospitals Announces Inspection Plans (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is overhauling how it inspects hospitals following the Keogh Review. Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, has decided the revised hospital inspection plans will commence in August 2013. The inspection methodology behind … Continue reading

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Hospital Inspections Revised by Chief Inspector of Hospitals (BBC News)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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Keogh’s Review into Care and Treatment at Fourteen Hospital Trusts in England (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary It can have escaped no-one’s attention (in England) that the much-publicised (and much “spun”) Keogh Review has been published. Eleven hospital trusts have been placed into special measures to ensure improvements in patient care because of major failings. Read more: BBC News. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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