Category Archives: Healthcare

CQC publishes first trustwide report for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has published his first report on the quality of care provided by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust following an inspection in May. Overall, CQC found that the trust was well led, that staff were … Continue reading

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The CQC calls for experts looking for a secondment opportunity

The Care Quality Commission are looking for individuals who are already working in the NHS to join their team of inspectors via a two year secondment opportunity. They state that they are looking for, ‘people with knowledge or experience of … Continue reading

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CQC plans to regulate dental care

The CQC has published plans on the way they will inspect dental care services from 2015, which considers whether every inspection team should include a dental specialist advisor and people with experience of receiving dental care. You can read the … Continue reading

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CQC report evaluates new style hospital inspections

A report published this week by CQC evaluates the first two waves of the new style hospital inspections. The report covers inspections carried out in 18 hospital trusts between September 2013 and April 2014 using a ‘learning by doing’ approach. … Continue reading

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The end of June saw a new approach launched for the care of people who are dying. The┬áDepartment of Health has created five new Priorities for Care based on the needs and wishes of the person who is dying and … Continue reading

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The CQC appoints two new permanent Heads of Registration

The CQC have appointed two new permanent Heads of Registration who will support the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care and Corporate Lead for Registration, Andrea Sutcliffe, in delivering registration activities across health and adult social care services in England. … Continue reading

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CQC start inspecting the second wave of GP practices

This month CQC start inspecting the second wave of GP practices using the new approach to inspection. The clinical commissioning groups (CCG) areas that have been targeted for inspection are: Greater Preston Oxford Lewisham Leicester South Devon & Torbay Wakefield … Continue reading

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NICE quality standards published for infection prevention and control

Last month saw new NICE quality standards published for infection prevention and control. This quality standard covers the prevention and control of infection for people receiving healthcare in primary, community and secondary care settings. You can find out more and … Continue reading

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Compulsory Care Certificate for New HCAs

As a result of the care bill passed earlier this month, Health Care Assistants in England will be legally required to complete a Care Certificate. The Care Act requires HCAs to be trained in 15 areas such as, basic life … Continue reading

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CQC priorities and plans for the next two years

The CQC has published their business plan for 2014/15 to 2015/16, which sets out how they will make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourage them to improve. In 2013/14, … Continue reading

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