Inspection and Regulation

NMC admits it ‘sat back’ during Morecambe Bay scandal, recognises big culture shift ahead

18.07.18: The nursing regulator has apologised to families affected by the Morecambe Bay scandal and has said its listening to concerned parties was “simply inadequate” – but argued that it was not responsible for the deaths of children...

CQC: NHS trust still ‘requires improvement’ three years after last inspection

17.07.18: An NHS trust that runs hospitals in North and East Hertfordshire has been told by the CQC that its services, overall, require improvement. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has been told that, despite its services rated as ‘good&...

Southall practice taken out of special measures by CQC

17.07.18: A Southall medical practice has been taken out of special measures following being granted a ‘good’ rating after a CQC inspection. Dr Naz Asghar’s surgery in the London borough of Ealing was rated good for being safe, effe...

Anti-NHS charity with financial links to new health secretary to be investigated

13.07.18: The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), which donated thousands of pounds to the new health and social care secretary Matt Hancock and openly supports NHS privatisation, is to be investigated after concerns were raised over its status as an edu...

Health bosses lose control of finances after overspend

12.07.18: Article by Callum Wood of National Health Executive NHS bosses in East Sussex have been stripped of control and placed under ’legal directions’ by NHS England over the way hundreds of millions of pounds is spent. Hailsham...

Brighton trust taken out of financial special measures but expects £55m deficit

12.07.18: Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) has been taken out of financial special measures, but remains in special measures for its standards of care. The trust was put into financial special measures back in October 2016 by...

Struggling north west NHS foundation trust ‘must take action to improve’ after CQC inspection

10.07.18: Services at Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust ‘require improvement’ following its latest unannounced Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in March this year. Chief inspector Professor Ted Baker said it was “disappo...

CQC appoints new deputy chief inspector of hospitals

05.07.18: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed Nigel Acheson as deputy chief inspector of hospitals. Having trained in Birmingham and appointed as consultant gynaecological oncologist in 2002, Dr Acheson will join the CQC in autumn where h...

Health board misses shocking 16 of its 19 targets

29.06.18: NHS Grampian has not met 16 of its 19 targets for the last year, according to a new report from independent watchdog Audit Scotland. Of the 19 Local Delivery Plan (LDP) standards, 16 were given a red status, with just two in green and one i...

UK ‘must look beyond NHS’ and consider more taxes and regulation to fix public health

27.06.18: The government needs to look beyond the NHS for policies that can improve the public’s health, with studies suggesting that more tax and regulation can actually be an effective part of a strategy to improve population health. In a new...

Bradford trust must continue to improve, says CQC

18.06.18: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been told that it must make improvements following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. Between 9 and 11 January 2018, the CQC inspected the urgent and emergency, medical, surgical...

Southern Health regulations lifted as trust improves since patient deaths

13.06.18: NHS Improvement (NHSI) has lifted some of the regulatory requirements placed on the once-struggling Southern Health NHS FT over two years ago after the provider demonstrated significant improvements in all areas. The troubled foundation tru...

Mental health trust rated best in south west London by the CQC

13.06.18: South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has been rated as the best provider in the south west of London, receiving a ‘good’ rating across all five domains assessed. Highly positive feedback from...

Major trust remains ‘inadequate’ one year after entering special measures

06.06.18: The Isle of Wight NHS Trust remains ‘inadequate’ a year after it was first put into special measures, the health watchdog has announced. The trust was given the rating by the CQC in April 2017 after its report found th...

Struggling Sussex trust taken out of special measures by CQC

06.06.18: A Sussex health trust which was heavily criticised in 2015 has been taken out of special measures after a positive report from the health authority. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) was put into special measures by the CQC after conc...

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable, online tools to access their care records. They can add information to these tools and share it wit... more >
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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have... more >
NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the... more >
As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

18/07/2018As the NHS turns 70, it’s time to get serious about transformation

Matthew Macnair-Smith, membership and policy manager at NHS Confederation, takes a look back at the last 70 years of the NHS and argues that it&r... more >
Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

18/07/2018Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for M... more >

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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

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The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

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In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

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Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

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NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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