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Maintaining high quality care in the health system

The National Quality Board (NQB) has announced how it plans to maintain and improve quality in the health care system. The NQB brings together national organisations responsible for quality across health care and promotes high quality care for all patients … Continue reading

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What a CQC inspection visit means for GP

From April every practice in England is expected to be subject to a CQC inspection at least once every two years, with practices normally receiving just 24 or 48 hours’ notice of an inspection visit. The CQC is running mock … Continue reading

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Surprise home care inspections underway

The Care Quality Commission (CCQ) has embarked on a special programme of 250 unannounced inspections of home care services. Over the next three months the CQC will be carrying out inspections to test ways of getting better information about how … Continue reading

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Care home worker sentenced

A care home worker who abused a resident at a home in London has been sentenced today. Jonathan Aquino, 30, was sentenced to 18 months, half custodial and half on licence, for abusing an 80 year old woman with dementia … Continue reading

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Equality objectives published today

The CQC have published equality objectives that detail how they consider equality issues when they regulate services and how they perform as an employer. The CQC consulted on a draft set of objectives with their staff, including their staff equality networks, people using health and social care … Continue reading

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CQC has moved to a new four region structure

The CQC have moved to a new four region structure to support the improvements to their model. The four regions – South, London, Central and North – align with the structure of the NHS Commissioning Board and are each led by an … Continue reading

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CQC inspection changes underway

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is starting to introduce improvements to the way it inspects health and social care services. The changes follow a consultation by CQC on how it regulates. The changes, which will be phased in, mean that CQC … Continue reading

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CQC inspects termination of pregnancy services

The Secretary of State has asked the CQC, as the regulatory agency with direct powers to inspect and seize evidence across the NHS and independent sector, to conduct these inspections of pregnancy services as a priority. The CQC has stated that … Continue reading

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Outpatient Survey 2011

The results of the latest survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission show that more patients are treated with respect and dignity but the way they are given information about treatments and results needs to improve. More than 72,000 outpatients … Continue reading

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CQC publishes 12 reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) publishes a further 12 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.   The programme is looking at whether people experience safe … Continue reading

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