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Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes his first findings on Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • 24 October 2014

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, has published his first report on the quality of services provided by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Inspectors visited the trust in July. They inspected acute inpatient services and crisis teams for...

First two independent hospitals inspected under new approach

  • 22 October 2014

Today (22 October) marks the start of first independent (private) hospitals to be inspected under the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) new approach. During a two day inspection, a team will visit Spire Southampton Hospital in Hampshire to look at a number of core services including: surgery, medical...

Better access to safe places in health-based settings for people experiencing a mental health crisis is crucial, urges CQC

  • 21 October 2014

The Care Quality Commission has called for urgent action to continue to improve access to and the operation of health-based places of safety for people experiencing a mental health crisis. CQC has found that too many health-based places of safety are turning people away because they are already...

Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care provided by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

  • 20 October 2014

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. Their views and experiences will help inspectors decide what to look at when they inspect the trust. The...

Care Quality Commission publishes its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

  • 16 October 2014

There is much excellent care but the variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and is unacceptable Safe services occur where effective leadership builds a culture of safety By looking at CQC’s reports on outstanding and good care, other services can learn and improve CQC’s...

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires immediate action to improve the standards of care provided by Stylepeople Limited

  • 15 October 2014

In a report published today, CQC inspectors identified a number of repeated concerns following an inspection of Chapel Brook House Nursing & Residential Care Home based in Congleton. The inspection was carried out in September 2014 in order to follow up on improvements required at a previous...

Palmers Green care home is rated as Inadequate by CQC

  • 15 October 2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Sidney Avenue Lodge Residential Care Home in Palmers Green, north London that it must make improvements or face further enforcement action. During an unannounced inspection in July, inspectors found that the home was failing to provide care which was safe,...

Have your say on Care Quality Commission fees

  • 14 October 2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a consultation about the fees that it proposes to charge registered providers in 2015/16. The fees paid by providers, together with grant-in-aid from the government, are central to ensuring that CQC can carry out the job it is committed to...

Chief Inspector of Hospitals recommends Wye Valley NHS Trust is placed in special measures following Care Quality Commission inspection

  • 14 October 2014

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended Wye Valley NHS Trust is placed in special measures after a Care Quality Commission inspection resulted in it receiving an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’. Hereford County Hospital was rated as ‘Inadequate’ whereas Wye Valley Community...

Variation in the quality of care means people living with dementia risk receiving poor care

  • 13 October 2014

A major review of dementia care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the unacceptable gap in the quality of care means it is likely that someone living with dementia will experience poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals. CQC inspected care in 129 care homes and 20 hospitals...

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