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'Good' adult social care so far

  • 31 October 2014

Our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, will highlight the first adult social care services to be rated as Good in her speech at today's National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference in Manchester. Of the 30 reports we've published so far of adult social care...

How are we working with Hospice Services?

  • 30 October 2014

The new way that sets out how we will regulate and inspect England's hospices and hospice services in people’s homes from January 2015 has today (Thursday 30 October) been published in 'handbook' documents available on our website. Over the past 18 months, we have worked closely with...

CQC publishes plans for its new approach to regulating healthcare in secure settings

  • 28 October 2014

Public invited to give their views on how healthcare in prisons, youth offending institutions and immigration removal centres is regulated CQC will apply its new approach to inspection to secure settings, says a document published today. Healthcare services in prisons, youth offender institutions ...

Local areas announced for mental health crisis care inspection

  • 27 October 2014

Today CQC moves into the next phase of its thematic review into the experiences and outcomes of people experiencing a mental health crisis as we publically announce the local areas that we will be carrying out inspections in. These local area inspections will focus on people's experiences of...

Identifying variation in end of life care commissioning

  • 27 October 2014

As part of our review into end of life care, we have written to a sample of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to ask them for information so that we can better understand the variation in the quality of care which people receive at the end of life. We want to know how the needs of the local...

Top 50 award for CQC customer service centre

  • 24 October 2014

Our National Customer Service Centre, which responds to queries and concerns from providers, health and social care professionals, and members of the public across the country, has been recognised in the UK Top 50 Customer Service Awards. At an event last night in London 50 companies were...

NHS five year forward view

  • 23 October 2014

Today (Thursday 23 October), NHS England and its partners have set out what actions the NHS should take over the next five years to make sure that everyone receives high-quality care and that their health needs are met. Among other things, it calls for services to work more closely together,...

Chief Inspectors recognised for clinical leadership

  • 23 October 2014

Our Chief Inspector of General Practice, Prof Steve Field and our Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Prof Sir Mike Richards, have been recognised in the Health Service Journal's top 100 Clinical Leaders. The list – decided by an independent panel of experts – celebrates those with clinical...

Accessing medical records on inspections – a letter from our Chief Executive, David Behan

  • 22 October 2014

Our chief executive, David Behan has written to a number of organisations that we work with to clarify why we look at patient records, following recent misreporting in the news and on social media. Our inspectors have been viewing patient records as part of their work for some time and the letter...

A safer place to be

  • 22 October 2014

Urgent action is needed to improve access to health-based places of safety for people experiencing a mental health crisis, a new report we've published shows. Too many of these places of safety are turning people away because they are already full and some refuse to help those who are...

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