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Focus on dentistry – one step closer to our new approach

During December and January we began testing our new inspection approach for dentists, and this week we publish the first reports from those inspections. You can find the press release on those publications here. As we outlined in our recent Dental Provider Handbook consultation, from April we are...

Dementia focus

Dementia has been dominating my thoughts lately – as I know it does for so many people using adult social care services or working in the sector. Usually this is our secret and not widely talked about. But I think that is slowly changing as the profile of dementia is becoming more prominent. The...

Good and Outstanding GP practice care continues to shine

As our inspection reports continue to roll-out, it’s great to see that the majority of practices inspected are still being rated as Good or Outstanding. One of the Outstanding examples from our recent inspections includes one I know very well, as I was part of the inspection team that visited this...

Social Care Oscars

It was the Oscars on Sunday- always a slightly surreal event for those of us on this side of the pond.  We go to bed just as the first frocks and tuxedo's step onto the red carpet, wake up when all the drama is done and dusted and then are treated to TV footage of parties and celebrity gossip...

The safety tipping point

Recent events suggest that the patient safety landscape is changing – but familiar problems persist. In my last blog I talked about the “quiet revolution in patient safety”. Two recent events have confirmed for me that we may be on the tipping point of big changes in some safety systems and...

Market oversight

Whilst Andrea is away this week, I’m taking over her blog. No doubt next week Andrea will have pictures of the Hong Kong hills to make us all jealous, but for this week it’s all about Market Oversight. Change in the adult social care market has been a common feature more than twenty years, since...

Sharing and learning from outstanding care must be a top priority

As the New Year has begun, we are falling into a more regular routine with the publication of our GP practice inspection findings, and you may have noticed these are now published on a fortnightly basis. By publishing our findings in this way we are able to highlight the full breadth of care that...

Moving home

Closing much needed services is always a tough decision but even more so when that service is someone's home. Personally, I don't like moving- my childhood was spent in the same house from the age of 2 to 18 and I moved into my current home over 21 years ago. It would take a lot for me to...

Drinking matters

It didn't take long for the news of our first outstanding services in adult social to be overtaken by more bad news about care homes. A study by two doctors from The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust explored the levels of dehydration of patients admitted to hospital from care homes compared to...

Outstanding!

In the bleak midwinter Over Christmas and New Year and in the first week of January, our inspectors across the country found and reported on services failing the people they are meant to support. Sometimes this was as a result of routine, unannounced inspections and sometimes the result of...

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