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Wednesday, 6 February 2013
The full report into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has been published.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
This week we published our equality information report for 2012 called 'Equality Matters'.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Mental health services must do more to ensure that the care they provide to patients in hospitals is based on individual needs.
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA), the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and CQC have agreed on the ways that we will work together to ensure the safety of people who use services.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is intended to alleviate suffering for people who are considered by a multi-professional team to be close to death.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Read the results of our latest survey into accident and emergency (A&E) departments in NHS hospitals.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Earlier this month the national charity, Patients Association published a ‘Patient Stories’ report which includes testimony from relatives of patients who have experienced unacceptably poor care.
Friday, 23 November 2012
We’ve brought together the findings from over 13,000 inspections to bring you a comprehensive report on the shape of health and social care in England.
Friday, 23 November 2012
A series of programmes about CQC are due to air this month on Age UK’s digital and online radio station, ‘The Wireless’.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
There is just over two weeks left to send us your views on the way we should work in the future.