Daily Archives: Friday, 17th October, 2014

The CQC “state of care” report was published yesterday. What we’ve found: unacceptable variation in quality The CQC’s tougher approach to inspecting care services using more rigorous, expert-led inspections are starting to give a deeper understanding of the quality of health and social care than ever before. The CQC says that it “found many examples of good and outstanding care. But we’ve also found wide variation in quality. There are big differences in the quality of care that people experience from different providers, in different […]

State of Care 2013-14 – CQC – “Unacceptable variations in quality”

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“The watchdog will have to adopt a ‘learn by doing’ approach when enforcing the fit and proper checks of healthcare leaders, its chief executive has admitted” David Behan told the CQC board meeting this week that they would not be “straightforward” to implement, especially in “difficult cases”. While the watchdog’s main role is to check providers have sound procedures for appointing competent directors, it could become drawn into decisions, leading to directors removal from post, papers presented to the CQC board indicate. Source: www.hsj.co.uk How […]

CQC will ‘learn by doing’ fit and proper person checks

High quality care for all, now and for future generations Source: www.england.nhs.uk The Care Quality Commission published the Chief Inspector of Hospitals’ report on the inspection at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust on 09 October 2014.   Sir Mike Richards concluded that services were safe, but raised questions about staffing levels. He noted that the maternity service is going through a period of transition.   Responding to the CQC report, NHS England said: “The NHS Five Year Forward View, to be published shortly, includes a commitment […]

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