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Latest Care Quality Commission Stories

2013-05-22 08:29:44

MARPLE, England, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The team at 32 Whites Dental Care [http://www.32whites.co.uk ] is celebrating an excellent performance on a recent inspection by the CQC. The Care Quality Commission is responsible for maintaining standards in a variety of institutions that provide medical and cosmetic care and assistance and its judgment is highly respected within the care industry. The latest inspection carried out by the CQC at 32 Whites Dental Care...

2013-04-12 16:23:17

LONDON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has highlighted the worrying variation in how local authorities apply Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act, and how much of the legislation in place to protect individual's rights is simply not being understood. The CQC recently published its third annual report on the use of the 'DoLS' safeguards in UK care homes and hospitals, relating to the period...

2013-03-06 04:22:46

LONDON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent report by the Alzheimer's Society, which revealed that fewer than half of the people residing in care homes enjoy a good quality of life, should act as a wake-up call for those organisations involved with the care sector. The team at leading care management system provider QCS [http://www.ukqcs.co.uk ] is aware that negative perceptions may be adversely affecting the industry and has echoed the calls for standards of care to...

2013-03-06 04:22:44

GALLOWGATE, Newcastle Upon Tyne, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Care Quality Commission (CQC), has announced several alarming issues [http://www.cqc.org.uk/public/news/issues-affecting-delivery-good-home-care-services ] that are affecting the delivery of good home care services in the UK. The announcements came in light of an extensive review of home care services, which concluded that although good care was being delivered, a minority of people were being negatively affected...

2012-11-01 07:32:31

LONDON, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Care services have come under the spotlight this week as the Care Minister admitted that the sector is currently experiencing a great deal of strain and needs greater support from the government. Norma Lamb suggested that the care system 'has remained underfunded for decades' and he also stated that it is now under 'enormous strain.' The statement follows news published indicating that the social care crisis actually adds up to a...

2012-08-08 22:20:48

FARNBOROUGH, England, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ is enabling the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to analyse the opinions expressed by thousands of service users and CQC assessors and inspectors about the performance of health and social care providers through the introduction of a radical new information system. The system can automatically extract, categorise and analyse sentiment from the vast quantities of comments about the performance of care homes,...

2010-04-26 08:44:53

Feature: Patient coding and the ratings game In this week's BMJ, Nigel Hawkes, freelance journalist and Director of Straight Statistics, a campaign for the better use of statistical data, investigates how the way that patients are allocated diagnostic codes by a hospital can have a big effect on a hospital's performance. It follows two articles published by the BMJ last week arguing that using death rates to judge hospital performance is a bad idea. It began, says Hawkes, when Mid...

2008-08-07 18:01:52

WEST MIdlands health chief Cynthia Bower has been headhunted to set up a national commission tackling the quality of NHS care. Ms Bower, chief executive of the NHS West Midlands health authority, is leaving the area to launch the new Care Quality Commission, which will take over the functions of the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission. She will oversee the regulation and registering of all health and adult social care...