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Our latest news stories

Thursday, 30 January 2014
Read our news story about how England's chief inspector of general practice is inviting people in England to tell him and his inspectors what they think of their GP out-of-hours services.
Monday, 20 January 2014
Read about the work we are doing around inspecting mental health services so that services providing poor care are identified faster and action can be taken to help them improve.
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Read our news story on the findings from our report on the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (also known as 'the safeguards), which aim to protect people's human rights when they are provided with care or treatment in care homes and hospitals without consent, throughout 2012 and 2013.
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Read our news story on our findings from our recent inspection of Wexham Park Hospital whose services are provided by Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
We're planning to inspect more health services provided in the community using larger teams who will spend more time visiting services. Read more in our full 'fresh start' document for the sector.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Read our news story about the next four reports we've published, detailing our findings from our new way of inspecting hospitals in England. The reports show variations in the quality of care.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Read this news story about our new approach to inspecting and regulating GPs and GP out-of-hours services which will be lead by our Chief Inspector of General Practice, Professor Steve Field.