Posts Tagged ‘CQC’

Adult social care in trouble and damaging acute care, regulator warns

The sustainability of the adult social care market is approaching a tipping point and its damaging the performance of the NHS, says the CQC. The regulat...

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust to be placed in special measures

The CQC is to place Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust into special measures following an Inadequate inspection rating. A team of inspec...

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...