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New NHS regulations to improve openness and transparency

  • 27 November 2014

Today (27 November) is the first day that CQC will be enforcing two new regulations for the NHS. This follows our announcement last week about the publication of guidance for NHS organisations to help them meet the requirements of the duty of candour and fit and proper persons requirement. The duty...

New partnership with The Silver Line launched on BBC Breakfast this morning

  • 25 November 2014

Our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, marked the launch of our new ‘tell us about your care’ partnership with The Silver Line helpline on BBC Breakfast this morning. The partnership is an important new channel to help us reach out to even more elderly people who might be cared...

Have your say on how safety incidents will be acted upon from next April

  • 21 November 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the regulator for work place health and safety, is seeking views with CQC on how various bodies should take action when staff and people who are receiving health and care services experience avoidable harm in these environments. From next April, CQC will...

Priority bands published for trusts that provide mental health services

  • 20 November 2014

Intelligent monitoring reports published today set out the analysis that will guide our inspections of trusts that provide mental health services under our new approach. Together with local information from partners and the public, our intelligent monitoring model helps us to decide when, where and...

Behind the headlines: Using information about general practices

  • 19 November 2014

Yesterday’s publication of first our ‘intelligent monitoring’ data of general practices generated a huge amount of interest from the public and from the media, with some claiming that we have stated that one in six surgeries are ‘failing’, and others criticising us for publishing this information...

Information to be published soon on the use of cameras in care settings

  • 19 November 2014

Following our Public Board Meeting today (Wednesday 19 November), it has been agreed in principle to publish information for providers, as well as for people who use services and their loved ones, about the use of covert or overt surveillance to monitor care. Over the last year, we have been...

Have you ever wondered what goes on during a CQC Inspection?

  • 19 November 2014

Well here’s your opportunity to find out… BBC’s Radio 4 were given exclusive access to accompany one of our social care inspection teams, on a recent unannounced inspection of a care home, so the public can find out exactly what happens when our inspectors come to call. During the ‘day-in-the-life...

GP inspections based on best available data

  • 17 November 2014

We have published for the first time information on every GP surgery in England so that we are transparent on how we decide which surgeries to inspect. The ‘intelligent monitoring’ of general practices are made up of different types of evidence on patient experience, care and treatment, based on...

First Outstanding ratings for general practices

  • 15 November 2014

Today, we are pleased to rate the first two general practices as Outstanding following their in-depth and expert-led inspections last month. Salford Health Matters in Eccles and Irlam Medical Practice in Salford have both been awarded the highest rating possible by the Chief Inspector of General...

Publishing of the new fundamental standards

  • 11 November 2014

The government has today published the fundamental standards regulations. They include two regulations – the duty of candour and the fit and proper person requirement for directors – which will come into force on 27 November for NHS trusts, Foundation Trusts and some special health authorities that...

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