Posts Tagged ‘CQC’

Social care crisis compromising NHS services and creating postcode lottery for care

The continuing crisis in social care is having significant effects on hospital services, encouraging people to swamp A&E departments. The CQC’s an...

CQC inspection regime needs to evolve, landmark report finds

Care Quality Commission's 'Ofsted-style' inspection could be more effective, a report finds. The regime was introduced in 2013 to assess the performance...

CQC says sexual incidents “commonplace” in under-resourced NHS mental health units

Sexual incidents including harassment, assaults and rapes are “commonplace” in mental health units. That’s the conclusion of a CQC report that fou...

National standards on radiology reporting times needed, says CQC

A CQC review into radiology reporting times has called for national standards on scan turnaround times. The regulator found significant variation in the...

Reaction: CQC warns that the future of care is precarious in its annual review

Nuffield Trust Director of Research Professor John Appleby “The report shows that although most NHS patients still receive good and safe care, the sys...

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...

Changing nature of NHS demand is placing “unprecedented pressure on the system”

The quality of NHS services is under threat as the system struggles with complex new types of demand, access and cost. The Care Quality Commission’s (...

CQC to place Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust into special measures

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is to be placed in special measures following its latest CQC inspection. The trust had been told to make immediate im...

Mental health services at a cross roads with pressures compromising too many services

There are ongoing problems with access to, and the quality of, specialist mental health services, a CQC report concludes. The report details the finding...

Engaging and empowering NHS staff is key to driving improvement in hospital care

A key hallmark of improving NHS trust performance is for the senior management to review the culture of the organisation This is the conclusion of a CQC...

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...