Posts Tagged ‘Ratings’

Rash of NHS trusts put into quality special measures following CQC inspections

Kettering General Hospital Foundation NHS Trust has become the fourth trust to enter special measures in the past week. Kettering was rated inadequate o...

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...

Doubts voiced over hospital ratings system

Hospitals will be given a rating by the Care Quality Commission before the end of 2015. Documents released for consultation this week detail plans for th...

Queen’s Speech lines up hospital ratings

Hospitals and care homes will face an Ofsted-style ratings system and there will be tougher powers of inspection, under plans laid out in the Queen’s Spe...

Darzi launches iPhone app for rating NHS services

A former health minister has launched an iPhone application so patients can keep track of their NHS appointments and rate the services they use. Lord Darz...

Ten more trusts registered with conditions

A second wave of registration decisions by the Care Quality Commission has highlighted problems at 10 trusts. A further 214 trusts have been registered ...

“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...

Shock resignation of Care Quality Commission chair

The chair of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Baroness Young, is to stand down from 1 February. The Guardian is reporting that she quit after a 'd...

Twelve hospital trusts “underperforming”, report says

Twelve NHS hospital trusts in England are "significantly underperforming", a report says, despite eight recently having been rated as good or excellent. ...

Basildon is more pressing than climate change

A long time ago, I studied a bit of meteorology. My abiding memories are not about occluded fronts and cumulonimbus clouds, but a general wonder at the...

Essex hospital failings prompt calls for reform

Calls are mounting for urgent reform to the way hospitals are regulated after a report found a catalogue of failings at two hospitals in Essex. The indep...