Tag Archives: Quality

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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Is section 119 wrong…

Having been submerged under Syria, floods and Sochi, Healthcare has emerged again like spring daffodils to be the talk of the news. Dorrell and Burnham slogged it out yesterday on Radio 4’s Today over section 119 and the vote was … 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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Pressure is rising on Sir David Nicholson

At last – some will say – MPs have begun to put their heads above the parapet and call for the resignation of the Chief Executive of the NHS in an Early day Motion today. David Nicholson was the man … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The highest standards of medical care urgently require doctors to remain up to date through Continuing Professional Development.

This week the UK regulator of doctors, the General Medical Council (GMC), has launched a consultation over the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of qualified, practising doctors. This subject is of immense importance because the pace of medical advances is such … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: NHS Reforms- What the UK Government Policy Changes Really Mean

There is a strong consensus amongst independent experts, medical professionals and politicians that major NHS reforms are both desirable and inevitable. Healthcare is one of mankind’s greatest priorities. An aging population and medical advances mean that healthcare expenditure is bound … Continue reading

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Failing hospitals fill up with apoplectic politicians

If ever there was an issue that could strike fear into the heart of a politician, no matter their affiliation, it has to be hospital closures. Today the RCN has jumped into the ring, batting about the old idea that … Continue reading

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What will David Cameron say today?

The news tells us that David Cameron is going to make a speech today in ‘West London’ – we hear Ealing to be more precise – on the NHS. We think that this will be the first of several speeches … Continue reading

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The NHS has to change

The RCGP has written strongly worded letter to Number 10 about the health bill – it’s all over the news today. Some parts of the government plans are welcomed, such as the greater involvement of GPs in buying and planning … Continue reading

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Health Bill – rationale

Google back a few years and you will find that things were not totally rosy with the NHS before the Health Bill battering began. Whilst the listening continues as to ‘how‘ we take reforms forwards, the government should be ensuring … Continue reading

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