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City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust rated as Good overall by Chief Inspector of Hospitals

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated the services provided by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust as Good overall following a Care Quality Commission inspection in September. Trust services were rated as Good for being effective, caring, and well … Continue reading

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St Marks Court, Gateshead, is rated as Inadequate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told St Marks Court in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear that it must make improvements or face further enforcement action. During an unannounced inspection in November 2014, inspectors found that the home on Spilt Crow … Continue reading

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Anley Hall Nursing Home is rated as Inadequate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Anley Hall Nursing Home in Settle, North Yorkshire that it must make improvements or face enforcement action. During an unannounced inspection in November 2014, inspectors found that the home on Skipton Road, was … Continue reading

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Hospice in Durham is one of the first adult social care services to be rated as Outstanding by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of care provided by St Cuthbert’s Hospice based in Merry Oaks, Durham, as Outstanding. St Cuthbert’s Hospice provides accommodation and nursing care as well as day care services for people with life … Continue reading

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Latest Information Governance bulletin available from NHS

The January 2015 Information Governance bulletin is now available from NHS England. View and download the bulletin here: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/tsd/ig/ig-bull/  

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Care Inspectorate calls for views on complaints procedure

The Scottish Care Inspectorate are changing their procedures for handling complaints about registered care services and want to hear your views.   They have launched a consultation to ensure that the procedure is fully understood and easy to access and use. … Continue reading

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Revisions to EU data protection laws could have a profound impact on the NHS

The European Union has been working on new data protection legislation to ensure that EU citizens’ personal data is protected equally across all EU countries. The legislation, still under negotiation, will impact on the NHS. NHS England, along with the … Continue reading

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Senior National GP Advisor at CQC recognised in New Year’s Honours List for 2015

Congratulations are in order for Professor Nigel Sparrow, the CQC’s Senior National GP Advisor and Responsible Officer, for making the New Year’s Honours List for 2015. Prof Sparrow has been awarded an OBE by the Queen in recognition of his … Continue reading

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Next round of Providers to be inspected by CQC

The CQC have announced the next group of acute, community health, mental health and independent providers to be inspected between April and June 2015 as part of their new approach. The inspections – which are carried out by a mixture … Continue reading

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New Year celebrations for England’s first top adult social care ratings

2015 has started with an outstanding start as England’s first three adult social care services celebrate achieving the highest possible rating in providing safe, high-quality and compassionate care. Published in reports today (Wednesday, 7 January), Prince of Wales House (Ipswich) along … Continue reading

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