Category Archives: Healthcare

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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CQC Issues Updated Guidance on the Fit and Proper Person Requirement

The CQC has updated guidance on Regulation 5 – the fit and proper persons requirement for directors. The revised guidance provides a more detailed explanation of what CQC interprets as serious mismanagement and serious misconduct. It also offers greater clarity … Continue reading

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CMA Plans to Ban Care Homes From Charging ‘After Death’ Fees

A CMA investigation has resulted in one of the UK’s leading care home providers dropping its policy of charging fees after a resident has died and lead to the launch of a consultation on new guidance aimed at banning their use across … Continue reading

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CQC, NHS England and Clinical Commissioners Working to Reduce Duplication in General Practice

The CQC’s Regulation of General Practice Programme Board (RGPPB), bringing together the bodies responsible for the regulation and oversight of general practice in England, has published a new framework, designed to help organisations involved in general practice work more effectively together … Continue reading

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CQC Reports Competing Priorities and Performance Measures Damaging Care for the Elderly

The CQC has been reviewing how those aged over 65 access and move between health and care services in targeted local authority areas.  With their findings in a third of the areas they are reviewing now published, the CQC has … Continue reading

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CQC Health and Social Care Review of Greater Manchester Reveals Disparities in the System

The CQC has published a report looking at how people move through the health and social care system in Greater Manchester, with a focus on how services work together. This report is one of 20 targeted reviews of local authority … Continue reading

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Carefully Matching Carers to Clients Leads to Outstanding Rating by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care – Eastbourne and Hailsham in Polegate, East Sussex, to be Outstanding following an inspection in October. Home Instead Senior Care is registered to provide … Continue reading

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Rochdale Care Home is a Shinning Example of Excellent Care

The CQC has rated Healey House, in Rochdale, Lancashire as Outstanding following an inspection in September. Healey House provides accommodation and personal support for people with a learning disability. At the time of the inspection there were nine people living … Continue reading

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Chester Care Home Rated Inadequate by CQC Following Serious Concerns

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Chester Lodge care home, caring for up to 35 people in Chester, that they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people they care for. At the last inspection, the CQC … Continue reading

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CQC Review Into Mental Health Services for Young People Published

The first part of the CQC’s review of mental health services for children and young people in England has been officially released. The report is the first phase of a major thematic review requested by the Prime Minister in January 2017.  … Continue reading

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