Tag Archives: Dignity and Nutrition Inspection Programme (CQC)

The Health Care Needs of People in Care Homes (Care Quality Commission)

Summary A further Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has examined how older people (and people with learning disabilities) who live in care homes access healthcare services. CQC inspection teams visited a sample of 81 care homes within nine PCT areas. Questions … Continue reading

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Care Home Residents Denied GP Medical Services? (BBC News)

Summary The English Community Care Association, a group representing the owners of care homes, says possibly one-third of residents might not receive the full range of GP services to which they are entitled. Doctors may refuse to visit elderly care home residents, offering a diagnosis over … Continue reading

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CCQ Watchdog Declares Care Improved at New Cross Hospital (Express and Star)

Summary A report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust is now meeting all of its targets for the care and welfare of patients, meeting nutritional needs, co-operating with other providers, assessing and monitoring the quality … Continue reading

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Nutritional Optimisation for Older People with Dementia (Nursing Standard)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary This article examines interventions to establish and maintain adequate nutritional intake in older people with dementia. The problems of inadequate hydration … Continue reading

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Putting the Quality into the Care Quality Commission (Royal College of Nursing)

Summary This Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report presents the results from a survey of more than 5,000 RCN members concerning the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Nurses broadly support the work of this health care regulator and welcome the need … Continue reading

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Good Care Guide to Secure Greater Scrutiny of Elderly Care in England (BBC News)

Summary The government has disclosed plans to protect the elderly by raising the standard of social care in England. The main proposal is to introduce an online “Good Care Guide” which will enable the public to rate and review care … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission: Regulating the Quality and Safety of Health and Adult Social Care (National Audit Office)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) was formed in 2009 by taking over three previous regulators, namely the Healthcare Commission, the … Continue reading

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