Tag Archives: Care Quality Commission

Hospital inspections: lessons to be learnt

The programme of independent hospital inspections carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was made tougher in September 2013. During the first year to the end of August 2014 under the new arrangements 38 NHS acute trusts (each comprising … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt: full marks for TLC but could do better on consistency

Listening to Jeremy Hunt’s speech today it is clear that he is not trying to undertake a fast-track PhD in the structures of NHS but staying firmly on the ground of patient advocacy and promoting a culture of compassionate care. … Continue reading

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Nursing in an ageing society

20th February 2013, by Margit Physant, Policy Adviser – Health and Wellbeing, Age UK. First published in “Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing” The ageing population has implications for healthcare, and for nursing in particular. There are now more … Continue reading

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Notes on a scandal – how the Staffordshire public rose up to seek for justice

In September 2007, Mrs Bella Bailey was admitted to Mid-Staffordshire NHS Hospital Trust. She was ill, but not dying. After the first few days her family were so shocked at her treatment and the neglect of other in-patients they started … Continue reading

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We HAVE to raise the status of caring for the elderly

I’ve just been watching the moving ceremony of remembrance and the wonderful Chelsea Pensioners singing about their brothers that they will never forget. Their pride and dignity shone through. Death and taxes, along with NHS change, are the three certainties … Continue reading

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