Category Archives: Healthcare

CQC Guidance to Compliance

We have pulled together two important documents from the Care Quality Commission that are relevant to our healthcare clients. These guides are designed to help providers of health and adult social care to comply with the Health and Social Care … Continue reading

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A new model for inspecting adult social care

On Thursday 9th October, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) issued this press release, copied below, that confirms how it will regulate, inspect and rate care homes and community adult social care in England. Following extensive joint development, consultation and testing … Continue reading

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Chief Inspector of Hospitals recommends Wye Valley NHS Trust is placed in special measures following Care Quality Commission inspection

A press release from the CQC, released 14th October 2014, states that it is recommended that Wye Valley NHS Trust is place in special measures, following their recent inspection. Hereford County Hospital was rated as ‘Inadequate’ whereas Wye Valley Community … Continue reading

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CQC’s response to Healthwatch England’s complaints system report

Healthwatch England have today published a report calling for renewed efforts to create a compassionate complaints system. In response, Prof Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission, said: “This is a very timely report from … Continue reading

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Information Governance: Risk Stratification Application Update

The Confidentiality Advisory Group is currently considering NHS England’s latest update on CAG 7-04 (a) Risk Stratification. While this happens, the application has been extended to 12 September 2014. Information can be found on CAG’s register at: http://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-thehra/our-committees/section-251/cagadvice-and-approval-decisions/ The CAG … Continue reading

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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 Department 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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