Tag Archives: CQC

First impressions of an NHS conference

Guest Blog by Simon Bottery, Director of Policy and External Relations, Independent Age Older people, as we know, are huge users of the NHS. People aged 65 or over account for one in six of the population but one in two hospital … Continue reading

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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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Public involvement in NHS inspections needs to go further

Sir Mike Richards is the new CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals and he has announced his new plan to include patients in hospital inspection teams. This is a good idea, and means that although a hospital will know an inspection … Continue reading

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Future of Nursing – The CQC perspective

Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’ Ann Farenden, National Professional Advisor, Care Quality Commission Nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of health care today. Our responsibility at CQC is to regulate … Continue reading

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