Category Archives: Healthcare

NHS Financial Performance Has Worsened and is Unsustainable

The financial performance of NHS bodies worsened considerably in 2015-16 and this trend is not sustainable, according to the National Audit Office. Key Stats In 2015-16, NHS commissioners, NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts reported a combined deficit of £1.85 … Continue reading

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Leadership, Medicines Management and Safeguarding Issues Result in Inadequate Rating by CQC

A west London GP practice has been rated as overall Inadequate by England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice. Dr Haider Al-Hasani’s practice in Lynwood Road, Ealing, was found to be Inadequate in being safe, effective, responsive and well-led. It was … Continue reading

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Have Your Say on CQC Charges

The CQC is consulting with care providers and organisations that represent them on plans to introduce a new fee structure from 1st April 2017. The new fee structure reflects Treasury guidance requiring the CQC to achieve full fee recovery within … Continue reading

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Should the CQC Rate More of its Registered Services?

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on proposals to extend the types of services that are publicly rated by the CQC. The CQC already rates NHS trusts, general practices, care homes, hospices, home care and other types of … Continue reading

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CQC Rates Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement for Second Time

Following the latest inspection by the CQC, England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has told Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that it must continue to make improvements to services.  The Trust was given an overarching rating of Requires Improvement and … Continue reading

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CQC Rates North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has told North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust that it must continue to make improvements following the latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Overall the trust was rated as Requires Improvement, with the … Continue reading

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Will Huxter Addresses Inequalities in the Care of Transgender Patients

Will Huxter, the Chair of the NHS England Gender Identity Task and Finish Group has been speaking about the findings of his own review into the treatment of transgender patients in the NHS and the Women and Equalities Select Committee … Continue reading

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February 2016 CQC NHS Trust Inspections Announced

The CQC has announced the acute, community and mental health providers they will be inspecting in February 2016. Acute Trusts South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Mental … Continue reading

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Latest CQC Reports on the Quality of Care in Adult Social Care in the North Are Released – Over 35% Fell Below Good.

Since October 2014 the CQC has been using specialist teams to inspect and rate services in Adult Social Care.  Teams arrive unannounced and measure services using the ‘Mum Test’, assessing if they are safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led. 56 … Continue reading

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NHS Will Crash Within 2 Years

Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Minister of State, with responsibility for care services, in the last government, warns that without an immediate multibillion-pound cash injection, the NHS will reach breaking point. In an interview with the Observer, ahead of his speech … Continue reading

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