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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...

First inspections of independent hospitals

  • 22 October 2014

Two independent hospitals that were identified last month as part of the new approach to inspection are being inspected today. Inspectors will spend two days at the Spire Southampton hospital in Hampshire looking at several of the core services we will inspect during each inspection where they are...

What’s the state of care in England?

  • 16 October 2014

Our fifth annual State of Care report – published today – shows there are many excellent services but the variation in quality in England is unacceptably wide. The report offers a perspective across 40,000 services in 2013/14 and shows how strong leadership and a positive culture are the key to...

Covert and overt surveillance – next steps on publishing information for public and providers

  • 15 October 2014

At the public meeting today (Wednesday, 15 October), the Care Quality Commission Board considered a paper setting out the thinking within CQC in relation to the use of surveillance to monitor care in health and social care settings. Our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, said: ...

Our response to Heathwatch England's complaints system report

  • 14 October 2014

Healthwatch England have today published a report calling for renewed efforts to create a compassionate complaints system. In response, Prof Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission, said: "This is a very timely report from Healthwatch England....

Review of dementia care services shows too much variation

  • 13 October 2014

A major review into the care provided to people living with dementia by the Care Quality Commission found an unacceptable gap in the quality of care that means people are at risk of experiencing poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals. The CQC carried out a themed review of dementia...

Next group of providers to be inspected

  • 13 October 2014

We have announced the next group of acute, community health, mental health and independent providers to be inspected between January and March 2015 as part of our new approach. The inspections – which are carried out by a mixture of inspectors, clinicians, and experts by experience – will assess...

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