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Our latest news stories

Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Read our news story on the way we will inspect and rate ambulance and independent health care services following the publication of our signposting documents.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Read our news story about our consultation on how we will regulate, inspect and rate NHS acute hospitals, mental health services, community health services, GP practices, out-of-hours services, care homes, care services in the home and hospice services.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Read our news story about the results of the inpatient NHS hospital survey - a look at the experiences of more than 62,000 people during their stay in an NHS hospital.
Monday, 31 March 2014
We have published the registration fees that we will charge health and social care services from 1 April 2014.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Read our news story on a review of our new approach to inspection hospitals - carried out by Kings Fund and Manchester Business School.
Monday, 24 February 2014
Read our news story on the second group of mental health and community health care providers that will be inspected our our new approach to inspecting, monitoring and regulating services.
Monday, 17 February 2014
Find out the 20 NHS trusts we are inspecting under our new approach.
Friday, 7 February 2014
Read our news story on the recruitment of Dr Kim Holt, who joins us temporarily as a professional advisor.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Today we've published our 'Equality counts' report which details the achievements we've made in the last year to promote equality in health and social care and in our workforce.