Category Archives: Healthcare

Care Home Company Ordered to Pay Over £2 Million in Compensation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured more than £2 million in compensation for residents of a major care homes group as part of an investigation into compulsory ‘upfront fees’. The company has been ordered to give money back to … Continue reading

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Focusing on Care Plans and Staff Development Delivers Outstanding CQC Rating for Care Home

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by The Oaks in Bardney, Lincoln, to be Outstanding following an inspection in September. The Oaks is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to six … Continue reading

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CQC Cancels Kent GP’s Registration

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken action to protect the safety and welfare of people by cancelling the registration of a GP in Chatham, Kent following serious concerns about patient safety at the practice. The CQC’s decision to cancel … Continue reading

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CQC Takes GP Practice Out of Special Measures Following Introduction of Robust Governance

Wensum Valley Medical Practice in West Earlham, Norwich was given an overall rating of Inadequate by the CQC in July 2017 and placed into special measures after concerns were raised with regard to the leadership and safety of the practice. The … Continue reading

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CQC Announces its Regulatory Fees for Providers for 2018/19

The CQC has announced 2018/19 fee levels for providers of health and adult social care services. These proposals affected NHS trusts, NHS GPs and community social care providers. Over the last few years, the rate at which CQC fees are … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Spending Could Amount to Half of All Revenue From Local Taxes by 2035

A new Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report, Adult social care funding: a local or national responsibility?, funded by the Health Foundation, argues that ongoing reforms to local government finance risk creating a growing funding gap for adult social care and … Continue reading

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Work Underway in Coventry to Join Up Health and Social Care Services Reviewed by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Coventry. The report is one of 20 targeted local system reviews looking specifically at how older people move through the health and … Continue reading

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Over 70% of Those Looking For a Care Home Are Influenced by CQC Ratings

Choosing adult social care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events, according to a survey carried out for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The survey findings reveal that seven in ten … Continue reading

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Lack of Clear Policies and Procedures Leads to Inadequate Rating by the CQC

Croydon’s Edridge Road Community Health Centre has been rated as Inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission. The centre, which is run by The Practice Surgeries Limited, was rated Inadequate for being safe effective and well-led. It was rated Requires … Continue reading

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CQC Proposals to Change the Way Independent Healthcare Providers are Regulated and Inspected Out for Consultation

The CQC has released a consultation document which outlines its proposed changes to the way in which it registers and regulates independent healthcare services. The key changes for smaller independent healthcare providers are: (a) the potential use of a monitoring … Continue reading

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