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CQC welcomes Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust improvements

22.08.19: Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has been rated ‘Good’ overall by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a marked improvement on past inspections that has been welcomed by the regulatory body. Previously the trust ha...

UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust retains ‘Outstanding’ rating from CQC

16.08.19: University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has once again been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). UH Bristol became the first trust in the country to go from ‘Requires Impro...

CQC rates Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust ‘Good’

14.08.19: Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a score of ‘Good’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors from the CQC carried out an inspection at the trust between 2 April and 29 May 2019, l...

NHS receives £8m pharmaceutical anti-competitive practices payout

14.08.19: The NHS has received an £8m payout from a pharmaceutical firm, after it had been found to be engaged in anti-competitive practices that pushed up the cost of a life-saving drug. It is the first time that an investigation by the C...

Camden GP practice improves to ‘Good’ CQC rating

13.08.19: Dr Philip Matthewman practice in Camden’s Kentish Town has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), improving significantly from past inspections. Previously, the GP practice had been rated ‘Inadequ...

GMC opens new £2.5m Manchester test centre for overseas doctors

02.08.19: The General Medical Council (GMC) is set to welcome the first overseas doctors to its new £2.5m test centre in Manchester, where they will take part in a rigorous half-day assessment of their practical skills. Seventy-two doctors...

CQC rates Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust as 'Good'

01.08.19: Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust has been awarded an overall rating of ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection earlier this year. The trust was praised by England’s chief inspector of...

CQC rates Dorset Healthcare University FT ‘Outstanding’

31.07.19: Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with staff being praised for their work by inspectors. A team from CQC visited the trust in April 2019...

NHS England annual assessment shows good progress

26.07.19: The annual assessment of NHS England for 2017 to 2018, and 2018 to 2019, has been published by the health and social care secretary. The assessment shows NHS England has either met, or is making good progress towards, 89% of the delive...

Warrington and Halton Hospitals Trust improves to 'Good' CQC rating

24.07.19: Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has secured a 'Good' overall score from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following inspections in March, April and May 2019, having seen significant improvements since previou...

Kent Community Health Trust rated 'Outstanding' by CQC

24.07.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found improvements at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust following its latest inspection and it is now rated 'Outstanding' overall. A team of inspectors from CQC visited the trust in M...

East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

17.07.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection of its service. CQC carried out its inspection of the trust between 2 April and 15 May, fi...

Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion by CQC

16.07.19: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has praised the ‘kindness and compassion’ shown by staff at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as it was awarded a ‘Good’ rating once again after a series of visits. ...

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU earns CIPS procurement recogition

16.07.19: The NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit has earned recognition for the quality of its work after being awarded a standard level in the Procurement Excellence Programme (PEP) by the Chartered Institute of Procurement...

NHS Clinical Commissioners praises CCGs annual assessment ratings

12.07.19: Chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, Julie Wood, has praised the annual assessment ratings of CCGs as showing “well-deserved recognition” of their hard work. NHS England’s CCG Annual Assessment Report for 20...

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >
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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 >
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