Posts Tagged ‘CQC’

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust should exit special measures after ‘good’ rating

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust should exit special measures, the CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended. The trust is now rated ‘G...

CQC unveils five year strategy aimed at targeting resources on risky services

The CQC intends to encourage services to innovate and collaborate in order to drive improvement, while ensuring that people continue to receive good, safe ...

NHS Improvement to appoint new chair at scandal hit Southern Health

NHS Improvement is to appoint Tim Smart as chair of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust following the resignation of Mike Petter. Using its regulatory ...

Western Sussex Hospitals FT is third acute trust to be rated as Outstanding by CQC

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has named Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as the third acute trust to be awarded a rating of Outstandi...

CQC hikes regulatory fees for providers despite funding pressures

The CQC is set to hike its regulatory fees for providers, particularly acute hospitals, to cover its costs. The regulator is pressing ahead with massive...

CQC fees hike on NHS providers will damage patient care, say leaders

Care Quality Commission fee rises are a “raid” on NHS budgets that will damage patient care, warn doctors’ leaders. The BMA’s concerns are highl...

Schadenfreude is an exquisite dish but it can leave a bitter taste

It has been nearly a year since I hung up my ultrasound probe, switched off the PACS monitor for the last time, cleared my desk and wiped off all the incri...

CQC fee hikes: explanation from the horse’s mouth and BMA reaction

David Behan, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission "Our commitment is to make sure that people receive safe, effective, compassionate and high-...

GP practices are facing seven-fold increase in regulatory fees by 2017/18

GP practices could be hit by a seven-fold increase in CQC fees by 2017/18 under radical plans proposed by the watchdog to claw back its full chargeable cos...

CQC suggests more risk based regulation of NHS and social care in future

The CQC is proposing to move towards a more risk based regulatory system in a newly published discussion paper. In Building on Strong Foundations, the C...

Reaction to CQC review of care: “we need a fundamental shift in the way we regulate care”

Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This is an important report that shows the majority of services across health and care a...