Category Archives: Healthcare

CQC Revises its Priority Bands for Inspection

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its latest Intelligent Monitoring (IM) reports for acute and specialist trusts in England. The changes coincide with the CQC’s new approach to regulation, helping it decide where to prioritise its hospital inspections. The … Continue reading

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CQC hires Dr Kim Holt as professional advisor

The CQC have hired paediatrician Dr Kim Holt as they develop further their new approach to inspection. Dr Holt started her temporary role as a professional advisor by leading a workshop with people who have whistleblowing experience, who discussed the … Continue reading

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Revealed: The first GP areas to undergo inspection from the CQC

The 12 CCG areas to face the new-style CQC inspections have been announced. The regulator aims to visit a quarter of practices in these areas between April and June this year. All practices in Brighton and Hove, North East Essex, … Continue reading

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Client and Patient Experience in Health and Social Care Organisations

In this edition, I would like to highlight the growing importance of patient and client experience within health and social care organisations (and their associated inspection arrangements), and the implications for our work at Words Worth Reading Ltd. Director of … Continue reading

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CQC acts to protect those in Cheshire Nursing Home

On Wednesday the CQC provided the following press release: ‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is taking action to protect the safety and welfare of people living in a nursing home in Congleton, Cheshire. ‘In a report which is published today, … Continue reading

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A guide to confidentiality in health and social care

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (hscic) has released a guide to confidentiality in health and social care which looks at ensuring that all health and social care providers treat confidential information with respect. These newly created guidelines provide … Continue reading

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Government Response to the Caldicott Review, September 2013

The Government has accepted all the recommendations of the Caldicott report, including the revised Caldicott Principles with regards to the important topic of information sharing. The review has highlighted that while information sharing is essential to provide good care for everyone, … Continue reading

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Professor Steve Field becomes the first Chief Inspector of General Practice at the CQC

Professor Steve Field, currently the Deputy National Medical Director at NHS England, has been appointed as the first Chief Inspector of General Practice at the CQC. He will lead the CQC’s inspection and regulation of providers of primary care services … Continue reading

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The CQC go live on Twitter

The CQC have launched a new Twitter account for providers and social care professionals. The regulating body hope it will be a new way they can share news and event information with healthcare professionals. The CQC also hope that you … Continue reading

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Oliver Delany is appointed as the new Director of Corporate Services at the CQC

The Care Quality Commission has appointed Oliver Delany OBE as its new Director of Corporate Services. Mr Delany was previously the Director of Central Services at the Bar Council, supporting regulatory and representative roles. The Director of Corporate Services will … Continue reading

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