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CQC lifts registration conditions on Tameside NHS Foundation Trust

29 June 2010

CQC lifts registration conditions on Tameside NHS Foundation Trust. Regulator says it will continue to check improvements.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (Tuesday) said Tameside NHS Foundation Trust had made necessary improvements to staffing levels and co-ordination of staffing rosters.

CQC said it would now lift the two conditions it had imposed on the trust’s licence, but stressed that the trust must continue with improvements to quality and safety.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (Tuesday) said Tameside NHS Foundation Trust had made necessary improvements to staffing levels and co-ordination of staffing rosters.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust has reduced risk to patients but further progress is required, says regulator

7 July 2010

West London Mental Health NHS Trust (WLMHT) has made significant improvements in risk management to protect patient safety, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said in a report published today (7 July).

The report examines the trust’s progress in implementing recommendations made in July 2009 triggered by concerns about the trust's response to suicides and other serious incidents. The original investigation highlighted delays in investigating incidents and a failure to learn from common themes identified and documented in action plans.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust (WLMHT) has made significant improvements in risk management to protect patient safety, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said in a report published today (7 July).

Progress made in tackling youth alcohol misuse but still more to do, say inspectors

30 June 2010

Youth offending teams (YOTs) have made good progress in identifying and addressing alcohol misuse in children and young people but further improvements must be made, said independent inspectors as they published a joint report on youth alcohol misuse and offending.

Joint inspection report published by CQC, HM Inspectorate of Probation, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and Estyn.

CQC lifts registration condition on Mid Essex NHS Services Trust

13 July 2010

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (Tuesday) said Mid Essex Services NHS Trust had made the necessary improvements to cleanliness and infection control and will now lift the condition it had imposed on the trust's registration.

CQC imposed the condition on 1 April, when it introduced a tough new registration system for NHS trusts. Mid Essex was one of 22 trusts registered with conditions to improve aspects of quality and safety.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today said Mid Essex Services NHS Trust had made the necessary improvements to cleanliness and infection control and will now lift the condition it had imposed on the trust's registration.

Care Quality Commission response to the government's health white paper

13 July 2010

CQC said the white paper confirmed its continued role as the quality regulator for health and adult social care. Under the proposals, the current risk-based regulatory regime will remain largely unchanged.

However, the white paper does set out a number of important changes for CQC.

CQC said the white paper confirmed its continued role as the quality regulator for health and adult social care. Under the proposals, the current risk-based regulatory regime will remain largely unchanged.

CQC publishes first reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities

8 December 2011

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes the first five reports from a targeted programme of 150 inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.

The programme is looking at whether people experience safe and appropriate care, treatment and support and whether they are protected from abuse. A national report into the findings of the programme will be published in the Spring.

We have published the first batch of reports in our review of services for people with learning disabilities.

CQC lifts registration conditions on Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Foundation Trust

14 July 2010

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (Wednesday) said Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has made necessary improvements to its accident and emergency department at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.

The regulator will now lift the conditions it had imposed on the trust’s licence on 1 April, when it introduced a tough new registration system for NHS trusts. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole was one of 22 trusts registered with conditions to improve aspects of quality and safety.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today said Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has made necessary improvements to its accident and emergency department at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.

CQC warns St Neots independent hospital it is failing to meet the needs of people in its care

19 December 2011

The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Priory Rehabilitation Service Ltd saying it must make improvements to standards of care at The Priory Grange St Neots or face further action.

The warning follows an unannounced visit by inspectors to the care home on Howitts Lane, St Neots, Cambridgeshire on 19 October 2011 to follow up concerns which CQC had said needed be addressed at the time of a previous inspectionin June.

Regulator demands immediate improvement by Cambridgeshire independent hospital

CQC warns Monks Haven Residential Home that it is failing to protect the safety and welfare of people

19 December 2011

The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Geoshine Limited, the registered provider of Monks Haven Residential Home that it must make urgent improvements to standards of care or face further action.  

The warning follows an unannounced visit by inspectors to Monks Haven Residential Home, Beverley Terrace, Cullercoats, North Shields on 5 September 2011, to follow up on concerns raised by CQC in an earlier review of compliance. 

Regulator demands immediate improvement at Monks Haven Residential Home
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