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Jennifer Trueland
Just under three years ago, the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust was under significant pressure. Still reeling from a scandal involving the deaths of 11 babies and a mother at one of its hospitals, the trust had been placed into special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2014. It's fair to say that its reputation was not good.
March 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
David N Barron, Elizabeth West
There has been a radical transformation in the provision of adult residential and nursing home care in England over the past four decades. Up to the 1980s, over 80% of adult residential care was provided by the public sector, but today public sector facilities account for only 8% of the available places, with the rest being provided by a mixture of for-profit firms (74%) and non-profit charities (18%). The public sector's role is often now that of purchaser (paying the fees of people unable to afford them) and regulator...
February 27, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
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The NHS 'stands on a burning platform', with four out of five trusts needing to improve on patient safety, the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) chief inspector of hospitals said.
March 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
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Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become the first children's hospital to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
March 6, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Anne Gulland
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March 3, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Augusto Pérez-Gómez, Juliana Mejía-Trujillo, Eric C Brown, Nicole Eisenberg
During the last 2 years, the Colombian government and the Nuevos Rumbos Corporation have been implementing an adapted version of the Communities That Care (CTC) prevention system, called Comunidades Que se Cuidan (CQC) in Spanish, for use in Colombia. This brief report presents the process of implementing CQC and identifies some of the main challenges and achievements of implementing the system in eight communities in Colombia. Preliminary results of a pilot study of CQC implementation in Colombia show that prevention system development, including a focus on measuring community risk and protection, can be established successfully in Latin American communities despite a lack of rigorously tested prevention programs and strategies...
May 2016: Journal of Community Psychology
Clare Dyer
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December 16, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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November 18, 2016: British Dental Journal
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The training of community teams caring for children who need respiratory support in their own homes can be inadequate, clinical leads have revealed in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.
November 8, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
Kat Keogh
Adult social care is approaching tipping point, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned.
October 28, 2016: Nursing Older People
Alan Boyd, Rachael Addicott, Ruth Robertson, Shilpa Ross, Kieran Walshe
The credibility of a regulator could be threatened if stakeholders perceive that assessments of performance made by its inspectors are unreliable. Yet there is little published research on the reliability of inspectors' assessments of health care organizations' services. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the inter-rater reliability of assessments made by inspectors inspecting acute hospitals in England during the piloting of a new regulatory model implemented by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) during 2013 and 2014...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
John Tingle
John Tingle, Reader in Health Law at Nottingham Trent University, discusses a recent publication by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that looks at identifying and managing clinical risks in newborn babies.
September 22, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Jason Hancock, Justin Matthews, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Iain Lang, David Somerfield, James Wenman, Chris Dickens
Emergency ambulance calls represent one of the routes of emergency hospital admissions from care homes. We aimed to describe the pattern of ambulance call rates from care homes and identify factors predicting those homes calling for an ambulance most frequently. We obtained data from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust on 3138 ambulance calls relating to people aged 65 and over from care homes in the Torbay region between 1 April 2012 and 31 July 2013. We supplemented this with data from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website on home characteristics and outcomes of CQC inspections...
May 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
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Managers at a north London emergency department (ED) are boosting nurse numbers on each shift to avoid action being taken by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) over failure to improve care.
July 6, 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Sam Foster
Sam Foster, Chief Nurse at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, reflects on enabling high-quality care from ward to board using the CQC domains and inspection reports.
June 23, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Adrian O'Dowd
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June 9, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Gareth Iacobucci
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April 29, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Alex Griffiths, Anne-Laure Beaussier, David Demeritt, Henry Rothstein
BACKGROUND: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for ensuring the quality of the health and social care delivered by more than 30 000 registered providers in England. With only limited resources for conducting on-site inspections, the CQC has used statistical surveillance tools to help it identify which providers it should prioritise for inspection. In the face of planned funding cuts, the CQC plans to put more reliance on statistical surveillance tools to assess risks to quality and prioritise inspections accordingly...
February 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
Anne Gulland
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April 4, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Martin Kelleher
Overbearing regulators with their various labyrinthine regulations have had adverse impacts on dentists and their teams' behaviours. This has produced the perverse outcomes of demoralizing dental teams as well as reducing their capacity and/or desire to deliver compassionate oral healthcare. These adverse outcomes do not seem to have benefited patients, or dentists, or their teams, in any sensible or measurable way. CPD/CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The vastly increased burdens on the UK dental profession of intrusive, bullying regulations, emanating from the various UK agencies, such as the supposedly fair and independent GDC, but including the increasingly politically controlled NHS and the CQC, have had unfortunate, perverse, effects on many dentists' clinical practices and affected dental teams' desires, or willingness, to be as compassionate as they used to be about helping to solve some patients' dental or oral problems...
June 2015: Dental Update
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