Category Archives: Healthcare

CQC Rates Ealing GP Practice As Inadequate

The CQC has rated Dr Naz Asghar’s practice in Ealing, west London, as Inadequate. The practice was rated as Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for caring and Good for being responsive. Some of the … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Reforms Are Not Delivering

The National Audit Office has issued a damning report on the progress of the government’s plans to integrate health and social care. The report concluded that work has been slow, with expected benefits reduced or simply non-existent for patients, the … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care CQC Inspections to be Fast-tracked

In the latest set of CQC board papers, the Chief Executive, David Behan, has said that his organisation is working on rapidly re-inspecting care homes which have restrictions on admission, in order to reopen bed capacity and help ease intense NHS winter … Continue reading

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CQC to Work Closer With Charities & Patient Groups

The CQC has launched a number of new partnerships with national charities to ensure that the views and experiences of people who use services are heard. They will be working with Carers UK, Disability Rights UK, Mind, The National Autistic … Continue reading

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Cheshire Based Care Provider Told to Make Improvements to Protect Patients by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Premier Care Limited – Cheshire West & East Branch Tarporley, Cheshire that they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people they care for. Premier Care Limited is a domiciliary … Continue reading

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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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