Category Archives: Healthcare

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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The CQC appoints two new permanent Heads of Registration

The CQC have appointed two new permanent Heads of Registration who will support the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care and Corporate Lead for Registration, Andrea Sutcliffe, in delivering registration activities across health and adult social care services in England. … Continue reading

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CQC start inspecting the second wave of GP practices

This month CQC start inspecting the second wave of GP practices using the new approach to inspection. The clinical commissioning groups (CCG) areas that have been targeted for inspection are: Greater Preston Oxford Lewisham Leicester South Devon & Torbay Wakefield … Continue reading

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NICE quality standards published for infection prevention and control

Last month saw new NICE quality standards published for infection prevention and control. This quality standard covers the prevention and control of infection for people receiving healthcare in primary, community and secondary care settings. You can find out more and … Continue reading

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Compulsory Care Certificate for New HCAs

As a result of the care bill passed earlier this month, Health Care Assistants in England will be legally required to complete a Care Certificate. The Care Act requires HCAs to be trained in 15 areas such as, basic life … Continue reading

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CQC priorities and plans for the next two years

The CQC has published their business plan for 2014/15 to 2015/16, which sets out how they will make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourage them to improve. In 2013/14, … Continue reading

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Increase in registered managers since the CQC announced plans to take tough action

There has been an increase in registered managers since the CQC announced plans to take tough action. There has been a 57% increase in the number of new registered managers across 2439 health and social care services. The CQC set … Continue reading

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Information Governance Toolkit Version 12 due for release, June 2014

At the beginning of the year the HSCIC External Information Governance Delivery Team asked for your comments and requested feedback on the Toolkit to help them with the development of the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT) V12. Version 12 is due … Continue reading

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The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and You

The Mental Capacity Act is a law about making decisions and what to do when people cannot make some decisions for themselves. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Sometimes people need treatment or … Continue reading

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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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