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NHS plans for the year ahead

  • 19 December 2014

Today, plans have been outlined for what commissioners and providers of NHS care will do in 2015/16 to deliver on the Five Year Forward View for the NHS, which published earlier this year. The planning guidance has been produced by NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, the NHS Trust...

Government publishes review of operation of Mental Health Act Sections 135 and 136

  • 19 December 2014

Yesterday the Government published its review of the operation of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. Section 135 of the Act gives police officers powers to enter private premises – with a warrant – to remove a person suspected of being in urgent need of a mental health assessment....

CQC staff on list of the most powerful people in health

  • 16 December 2014

Six members of CQC staff are included in Health Service Journal’s list of the hundred most powerful people in healthcare published today. Prof Sir Mike Richards, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals is at number six, with David Behan, Chief Executive (7), Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of...

Information published today for providers on the use of surveillance

  • 16 December 2014

Information has been published today (Tuesday 16th December) for all health and adult social care providers who may be considering or already using hidden (covert) and open (overt) surveillance in their service. Agreed by the CQC Board at the public meeting on 19th November, the information sets...

Regulators to share information to improve patient care

  • 11 December 2014

A new agreement to help drive improvements to patient care has been formalised between the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the General Medical Council (GMC), the regulator for doctors. Although the two regulators have different responsibilities, they have a shared goal- to ensure patients receive...

Human rights at the heart of our inspection regime

  • 10 December 2014

We are proud to support Human Rights Day today (Wednesday 10 December) and celebrate how people who use services are at the forefront of our regulation of health and adult social care in England. The annual occasion honours the adoption of the  Universal Declaration of Human Rights  (UDHR) by the...

CQC takes urgent action to close a failing care home in Banstead, Surrey

  • 10 December 2014

The Care Quality Commission has taken urgent action to close a failing care home in Banstead, Surrey, after serious failings were identified which presented a significant risk to the safety of residents. Inspectors visited the home on 28 November and 1 December in response to concerns raised by...

CQC settles case with former deputy chief executive Jill Finney

  • 9 December 2014

Following the settlement of a case brought by former deputy chief executive Jill Finney, CQC’s chief executive David Behan said: “In January 2014 the Care Quality Commission’s former deputy chief executive, Jill Finney, instigated legal action against CQC. This was following CQC’s publication of...

Intelligent monitoring of GP practices- data update

  • 5 December 2014

We have sent the below briefing letter to stakeholders regarding some updates we are making to the data in our intelligent monitoring of GP practices. Last month, as part of our new approach to inspecting and regulating general practice, we launched GP Intelligent Monitoring (IM), the system which...

Four general practices rated as 'Good' for the quality of care

  • 4 December 2014

The quality of care in four GP practices in different parts of the country has been rated as 'Good' following inspections by CQC. Sarum House Surgery in Hereford, Park Edge Practice and Beeston Village Surgery in Leeds and Bellingham Practice near Hexham, Northumberland were inspected...

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