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CQC Helps Taxi Firm Improves its Service to NHS

A north London taxi firm which works closely which the NHS has made improvements according to a focused Care Quality Commission inspection carried out in May 2017. At a previous inspection Mealing Taxis Limited, based in Northwood, in the London … Continue reading

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CQC Raises Concern Over Access to Quality Mental Health Services

The CQC has published a report on the quality of specialist mental health care in England. State of Care in Mental Health Services 2014 to 2017 reflects on findings from the last three years of inspections and the CQC’s role monitoring … Continue reading

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CQC Fines Care Provider £3750 After Failing to Report Incidents

The Care Quality Commission has issued three Fixed Penalty Notices, each for £1,250, against a Barnet care provider – after it failed to report three incidents. During CQC’s inspection of Lifeways Community Care (New Barnet) in January 2017 inspectors found … Continue reading

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CQC Report Concludes it is Increasingly Difficult to Provide High Quality Adult Social Care

The CQC has published a report reflecting on the findings of its adult social care inspection programme from 2014 to 2017. Since 2014 the CQC has carried out more than 33,000 inspections of around 24,000 different services. They have rated … Continue reading

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CQC Urges Care Homes, Hospicies and Independent Hospitals to Review Fire Safety

The CQC has written to providers of care homes, hospices and independent hospitals, as well as their representative bodies, to encourage them to review their fire safety checks to ensure they are up to date, understood and applied consistently. The … Continue reading

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CQC Consulting on Assessment Framework Relating to Learning From Deaths

The CQC is reviewing the way it assesses care providers’ approach to learning from deaths in the NHS and social care sectors.  By 2018 new assessments will apply to NHS Trusts, GPs, social care providers and independent services. In December … Continue reading

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Low Patient Outcomes Result in CQC Putting GP Surgery in Special Measures

The CQC has rated Daneshouse Medical Centre, in Burnley, Lancashire as Inadequate, and placed the practice into special measures following an inspection in April. The CQC’s report highlighted a number of areas for improvement: They must analyse significant events and … Continue reading

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Islington Care Home Rated Inadequate Following CQC Inspection

An Islington care home run by Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd, has been rated as Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. Lennox House in Durham Road provides residential care and nursing care for up to 87 older men and women … Continue reading

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CQC Places Havering GP Practice into Special Measures

A Havering GP practice has been rated Inadequate and placed into special measures following a Care Quality Commission inspection in January 2017. Dr Rana Chowdhury’s practice at Oak Lodge, Romford, was rated Inadequate for being safe and well-led. It was … Continue reading

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New CQC Inspections to Focus on the Care of Children Living With Neglect

A new set of inspections will examine how local partner agencies – including local authorities, health and probation services and the police – are working together to protect children living with, or at risk of, neglect.  In particular, the inspections … Continue reading

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