Posts Tagged ‘Quality’

State of Care Review: the future of quality in the NHS and social care is precarious

The quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are getting good, safe care. This is t...

Inpatient survey reveals only small improvements in patient experience over time

Trusts have seen only a modest improvement in quality of care as judged by patients, says a new report. The inpatient survey in England shows that the...

“Significant variation in quality as health and care faces unprecedented level of challenge”

There is significant variation in the quality of health and adult social care, an analysis by the CQC finds. The regulator says that despite positive si...

“No enforced apology over disputed NHS care”

The GMC has launched a consultation on doctors' professional duty to be open and honest about mistakes in the NHS. "The BMA strongly believes that patient...

Message can’t be diluted by misrepresentation

Hello, my name is Rob Webster. The decision to ask Dr Kate Granger to close this year’s NHS Confederation annual conference was an easy one. I believ...

NHS needs “clear goals from ward to Whitehall”

A lack of clearly defined goals, a surfeit of box ticking and regulation, and highly variable staff support are stifling the almost universal desire to pro...

Eleven NHS trusts under special measures

Eleven NHS hospital trusts in England are to be put under special measures for "fundamental breaches of care", the health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. ...

Why has the government ignored quality laws?

A defunct law is described as one not in effect or use. It is surprising how many of these are still in the statute books. Some, even ludicrous, such as, ...

Prince of Wales calls for more NHS compassion

The Prince of Wales has called on the medical profession to deliver more compassionate care for NHS patients. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society ...

“From good to great”: Andy Burnham’s five-year plan

Health secretary Andy Burnham addressed NHS chief executives last week, and he used the opportunity to outline a five-year plan for the NHS. He describe...

Doctors rate NHS as the best in the world

Britain's family doctors, not noted for their optimism about the NHS, delivered a boost to the government by rating the health care delivered in the UK as...