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Tell us what you think about our draft Market Oversight proposals

  • 29 January 2015

Draft guidance has been published today (Thursday 29 January) for all adult social care providers, partners and members of the public to have their say on what they think to our proposals setting out how our Market Oversight scheme could operate. Commenting on today’s draft guidance for providers,...

Guidance for providers to display ratings

  • 29 January 2015

We have issued draft guidance for consultation on how providers across England can make sure they are meeting the Government's new requirement for them to prominently display their performance ratings from April. This follows an amended regulation being laid before Parliament yesterday ...

One week left to give us your views on special measures for GP practices

  • 29 January 2015

We'd like to know what you think of our proposals about special measures for GP practices. Our survey closes on Thursday, 5 February. Earlier this month, we gave an update on our plans for special measures to help bring improvement to GP practices that are providing inadequate care. Under our...

Increasing numbers of vulnerable people protected

  • 26 January 2015

More people than ever before are being protected by Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, part of the Mental Capacity Act that protects the rights of adults in care homes and hospitals who lack mental capacity to make decisions about their care. In a report published today, we look at implementation...

We want your views about the way we look at substance misuse services

  • 22 January 2015

We've opened a consultation today asking people their views on the ways we regulate, inspect and rate specialist substance misuse services in England. The consultation covers specialist services for people who misuse alcohol and drugs offering treatment in inpatient, community and residential...

60 GP practices found to be Good or Outstanding by CQC inspectors

  • 22 January 2015

The Care Quality Commission has published a further 75 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach. Our specialist teams have applied ratings to practices according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led....

Chief Inspector of Hospitals welcomes new Mental Health Act code of practice

  • 20 January 2015

This year saw publication of the latest revision of the Mental Health Act (MHA) code of practice. The MHA Code of Practice gives providers advice on how to make sure that the Mental Health Act 1983 is followed correctly and is used in the best interest of people who are detained under that Act. The...

Grantley Court Nursing Home: update

  • 19 January 2015

There has been further media coverage on CQC's actions in relation to Grantley Court Nursing Home in Sutton, south London, and the provider Mr Cooppen. CQC has acknowledged that it should have published the report from the January 2014 inspection sooner and has apologised for this. CQC took...

CQC's commitment to equality in the workplace recognised by Stonewall

  • 16 January 2015

Leading gay, lesbian and bisexual rights charity Stonewall has recognised CQC's commitment to equality in the workplace by placing it in the top 100 UK employers in the Stonewall Equality Workplace index for the first time. The top 100 list is based on the results of Stonewall's Workplace...

Special measures to help GP practices improve

  • 15 January 2015

Under proposals we've announced today, all GP practices rated Inadequate by our inspectors will be placed in special measures and offered support to help them improve. We’ve been working with NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners to develop a pilot programme of intensive...

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