Category Archives: Healthcare

New CQC Inspections to Focus on the Care of Children Living With Neglect

A new set of inspections will examine how local partner agencies – including local authorities, health and probation services and the police – are working together to protect children living with, or at risk of, neglect.  In particular, the inspections … Continue reading

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York Care Home Prosecuted by the CQC Ordered to Pay Over £150k

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) brought a prosecution against the owners of Lamel Beeches, a care home in York, following two offences of failing to provide safe care and treatment with one offence resulting in avoidable harm to a resident … Continue reading

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Listening and Responding to Patient Feedback Key to Achieving Outstanding CQC Rating

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Shinwell Medical Centre, Peterlee to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in January 2017. Inspectors rated the practice as Outstanding for responsiveness and well-led, and Good for … Continue reading

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CQC’s 2017 Regulatory Fees Confirmed

The Care Quality Commission has published its fees for 2017/18. The amounts that providers will pay for their regulation will depend on the type of health or social care they offer. Examples of the changes providers can expect to see … Continue reading

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Will There Be Anyone Left to Work in Social Care Post Brexit?

  The number of non-British EU nationals working in the UK’s social care system has increased by over 40% in the last three years. Government data shows an increase from 65,000 in December 2013 to 92,000 in September 2016.  Raising … Continue reading

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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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