Category Archives: Healthcare

Guide to CQC inspections for mental health providers published

The NHS Confederation has produced a guide to what mental health providers can expect during a CQC inspection. One year on from the introduction of the regulator’s new approach to inspection, the briefing provides an account of what mental health … Continue reading

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The not-for-profit provider of NHS services in Cornwall rated as ‘good’ by CQC

The first not-for-profit provider of NHS services to be examined under the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection regime has been rated “good”. Peninsular Community Health, which provides services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, was praised for its performance … Continue reading

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Is funding trouble hindering GP practice improvement?

Neil Roberts, writing for gponline.com, reports that the RCGP has warned thatunderfunded practices that have received the CQC’s lowest rating could struggle to improve because they face significant costs to turn themselves around. This is his news story: ‘Dr Tim … Continue reading

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Its all about compliance…

The Words Worth Reading Limited team is focusing on a whole raft of compliance-based work at the moment. This is taking many different forms – information governance compliance, Care Quality Commission (CQC) compliance, healthcare provider annual reports and NHS annual … Continue reading

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GPs need more time to meet patients’ needs

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has today released a press release which states that GPs need to be freed from the constraints of the ten minute consultation to help meet their patients’ needs. The poll also found that almost all … Continue reading

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Labour shares health manifesto, including a pledge for 1:1 maternity care

Labour has shared its election manifesto this weekend and they have unveiled plans for health, including one-to-one care for women while giving birth. This ratio will be made possible through its already announced pledge to provide 3,000 extra midwives by … Continue reading

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The BBC’s Care Calculator

The BBC has launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s. The “care calculator” covers both residential care and the support provided in people’s own homes, for tasks such as washing and dressing. Users can submit their … Continue reading

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MPs call for kinder and cheaper approach to end of life care

Story taken directly from The Independent (independent.co.uk) The state should pay for the dying to be cared for in their own home if that is what they and their family want, MPs have said. The Health Select Committee said social … Continue reading

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How much sleep are you losing?

Losing just 30 minutes of sleep a day could lead to life-shortening obesity and type-2 diabetes Scientists studied the sleep patterns of 552 people to assess ‘sleep debt’ Found those who lose 30 minutes of sleep in the week are … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Hydration Week in England

This week, commencing 16th March 2015, is Nutritrion and Hydration week. Nutrition and Hydration Week is a collaboration between: Hospital Caterers Association National Association of Care Catering Patient Safety Domain NHS England Their mission is to create a global movement … Continue reading

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