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CQC sets out new plans for inspecting substance misuse services

  • 22 September 2014

CQC has set out its new approach to inspecting substance misuse services. At the heart of the new approach is our commitment to tailor inspections to the issues that matter to people using substance misuse services. The way we regulate these services will reflect national policy priorities for...

Improvements needed in community mental health care

  • 18 September 2014

Too many people who use NHS community mental health services are not effectively involved in planning their care and do not know who to contact in a crisis. Following a survey of more than 13,500 people who use community mental health services in England, Dr Paul Lelliott, CQC’s Deputy Chief...

CQC welcomes proposals for ratings to be displayed

  • 15 September 2014

The Department of Health has today launched a consultation on plans to ensure that all providers given ratings by CQC display those ratings to help the public see how they are performing and make more informed choices about their care. CQC Chief Executive David Behan said: "People who use...

Guidance to tackle restraint

  • 12 September 2014

CQC and the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network have worked with the Department of Health on guidance published last year on minimising all forms of restrictive practices so they are only used as a last resort. Since then we have been working with the network to understand the...

Inspections announced for the independent sector

  • 9 September 2014

Professor Sir Mike Richards, CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals, has identified eight hospitals that are going to be inspected under our new inspection approach. The first new style inspections will happen from October 2014. This will allow us to test out our new model in different independent...

Inspecting more GP practices near you

  • 8 September 2014

UPDATE 19 September 2014- Following discussions with NHS England, due to the work that the practices in Darlington are doing in October in relation to the Prime Ministers Challenge Fund, it has been decided to postpone the CQC inspections that were due to take place within Darlington CCG. You can...

Response to Demos Commission on Residential Care

  • 3 September 2014

Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, has today spoken at the official launch event of the Demos Commission on Residential Care held in Westminster. The think-tank’s year-long review of residential care was chaired by Paul Burstow MP and brought together academics, industry...

Review of our response to events at Lancaster care home

  • 1 September 2014

Following a Learning Review by Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board in relation to Hillcroft Throstle Gove in Lancaster published in June 2014, we have published our own report into CQC’s involvement with Hillcroft (Carnforth) Limited from registration under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 on 1...

One week to comment on how NHS will be honest and accountable

  • 29 August 2014

Have your say on how NHS services can show they are meeting the government’s new regulations on being open and honest and on making sure they employ directors who are suitable for the roles. What are the new regulations? These regulations will oblige trusts to: be open and honest with patients when...

More information sharing needed over controlled drugs

  • 19 August 2014

We have today published our annual report on the management of controlled drugs, which highlights the need for an increase in the sharing of information. Our report – the seventh of its kind – shows safe arrangements for controlled drugs were maintained despite changes in the law and the structure...

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