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The safer management of controlled drugs 2013

  • 19 August 2014

As well as regulating health and care services, we are also responsible for making sure that care providers, and other regulators, maintain a safe environment for the management of controlled drugs in England. This arose from the findings of the fourth report of the Shipman Inquiry and the...

Special measures: one year on

  • 30 July 2014

In 2013, Sir Bruce Keogh led a review of 14 NHS trusts (nine NHS foundation trusts and five NHS trusts) that had high mortality rates. The review identified problems relating to quality and safety and/or leadership in all 14 trusts. 11 of the 14 were put into 'special measures'. What are...

CQC Annual Report 2013/14

  • 30 June 2014

Over 2013/14 we began making radical changes to the way we regulate and inspect health and social care services. These help us to achieve our purpose of making sure people receive safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care, and encouraging services to improve. Our three-year strategy for...

Themed review of end of life care

  • 11 June 2014

What is end of life care? End of life care (EOLC) is the care experienced by people who have an incurable illness and are approaching death. Good EOLC enables people to live in as much comfort as possible until they die, and to make choices about their care. It is about providing support that meets...

Mental Health Act Annual Report 2012/13

  • 25 January 2014

Our annual report into the use of the Mental Health Act tells you about the experiences of patients who received care under the act throughout 2012/13. What about the Mental Health Act? The Mental Health Act is the law in which people can be sectioned or detained against their wishes so that they...

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2012/13

  • 14 January 2014

Read the findings from our fourth annual report on the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in care homes and hospitals throughout 2012/13. What are the safeguards? The safeguards aim to protect people's human rights in circumstances where they can't consent to their care or...

State of Care 2012/13

  • 19 November 2013

This is our annual report on the state of health and social care services in 2012/13. Our findings Our findings are based on the results of more than 35,000 inspections of hospitals, care homes, dental services, community services and more carried out by our inspectors in 2012/13. What will this...

Themed review of dementia care

  • 6 November 2013

We are undertaking a themed inspection programme looking at the quality of dementia care. About this inspection programme During this inspection programme, we are looking at: the quality of support provided to people with dementia to enable them to maintain their physical and mental health and...

Putting people first: Our statement of involvement

  • 30 September 2013

Putting people first: Our statement of involvement PDF | 458.37 KB Keywords:  statement of involvement public involvement public participation public Audience:  Public Language:  English Region:  England Sector:  General Copyright Holder:  Care Quality Commission Publisher:  Care Quality Commission...

Putting people first: Our involvement action plan

  • 30 September 2013

Putting people first: Our involvement action plan PDF | 155.9 KB Keywords:  statement of involvement public public involvement public participation Audience:  Public Language:  English Region:  England Sector:  General Copyright Holder:  Care Quality Commission Publisher:  Care Quality Commission ...

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