Tag: CQC

Wellness relationship to illness

The newly published (15th November 2016)  2016 Community Mental Health Survey results demonstrate the difficulties in realising service improvements in a challenging economic climate. Declines between 2014 and 2015 in communication, involvement and effective coordination, areas that matter the most…

On the 14th July David Behan, the chair of the Care Quality Commission, wrote in the Guardian: “Everybody in this country deserves good care, no matter who they are, where they are treated or how complex their case. And as…

Health care needs in older people

In its report, Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, it warns that despite a widespread commitment for integration across the sectors, substantial progress is needed to better support people who use a number of services, reduce hospital admissions and avoid confusion about…

Lord Carter

It’s been dubbed the most ambitious ever plan for efficiency savings in the NHS. There has been speculation that it is undeliverable. But amid all the debate about the planned £22bn of annual savings by 2020 in the NHS in…

Negotiations between the government and general practitioners are underway, but if the mood amongst British Medical Association members is anything to go by, the negotiations will be tough. The leader of the BMA’s GPs, Dr Chaand Nagpau, speaking on Saturday…

Hospital care

The thing that happened The 48 hour walk out of junior doctors on March 9th and 10th 2016 did not gain as much mainstream media coverage as the previous one day stoppages. Nor did it trigger government concessions on the…

Health care needs in older people

In response to the news that the government is launching a care homes website, Stephen Burke, Director of Good Care Guide, said: “We welcome transparency in care. Families need as much ‘live’ information as possible when choosing care. That’s why…

Being British

On November 9th the CQC (Care Quality Commission) warned that 40 per cent of care homes for older people are below standard. Andrea Sutcliffe, the CQC’s chief inspector for adult social care, said that a third of social care facilities…

In response to the CQC State of Care report released today, Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This is an important report that shows the majority of services across health and care are rated as good, with…