Inspection and Regulation

Ted Baker to take over as chief inspector at CQC

22.06.17: The CQC has this week announced that Professor Ted Baker will succeed Sir Mike Richards as its new chief inspector of hospitals at the end of July. Prof Baker has served as deputy chief inspector of hospitals since January 2014, when he joi...

Worcestershire trust has special measures extended further

20.06.17: The special measures rating slapped on an NHS trust in December 2015 will be extended by three to six months after the CQC found that care at the trust was still not improving.   The extension has been implemented to give the new execu...

CQC: Eight trusts with significant care turnaround owe success to staff engagement

14.06.17: Reviewing the culture of NHS trusts and addressing disconnects between clinicians and managers within the organisation is key to improving care, a new CQC report has revealed. The document, called ‘Driving improvement: case studies fr...

Trusts optimistic about new CQC regime, but regulatory burden still too high

13.06.17: The CQC has this week opened a second set of consultations into new proposals to shape the next phase of health and social care regulation in England. The regulator has invited anybody with an interest in the way services are regulated to r...

Lincolnshire Trust praised by CQC for significant improvement to care

09.06.17: A Lincolnshire Trust has been praised for stepping up its efforts to improve care as the CQC rated it ‘Good’ after it had previously been described as ‘Requires Improvement’ after an inspection in 2015. Inspectors lo...

Review urges CQC board to ‘revisit purpose’ to run more efficiently

26.04.17: The CQC has been told to reassess the role of its board by an independent review that found large discrepancies in opinions between members about the purpose of directors sitting on the executive board. The board was also recommended to &ld...

Lancashire FT told to urgently improve by the CQC

21.04.17: A Lancashire foundation trust has been told to urgently improve its services after the CQC concluded the quality of care at its hospitals was not up to scratch. The regulator has sent the message to the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT...

Half a million patients receiving ‘inadequate’ care from GPs, CQC warns

20.04.17: The CQC has warned doctors across the country to improve after revealing that around half a million patients were receiving care from GPs who had been rated as ‘inadequate’ in inspections. The regulator’s message comes as...

NHS regulation ‘the tide has turned, but the sea is still stormy’

13.04.17: Despite recent improvements in how trusts experience regulation, there is much more to do to support trusts in navigating the complex regulatory landscape, writes Cristina Sarb, policy advisor on regulation for NHS Providers.  The heal...

Four trusts enter special measures in less than a week

12.04.17: The Isle of Wight NHS FT has become the latest provider to be placed into special measures after standards were found to be ‘inadequate’ by the CQC. It comes on the same day that a separate trust, Kettering General Hospitals FT...

Another Keogh Review trust returns to special measures

11.04.17: A second trust originally named in the Keogh Review has been put back into special measures, NHS Improvement (NHSI) has today announced. It comes just days after a neighbouring provider, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust, was...

York care home provider fined £160,000 for failures

11.04.17: The owner of a York care home whose poor care was to blame for the death of a 98-year-old man has been successfully prosecuted by the CQC and ordered to pay over £160,000 in fines and costs. The CQC brought the case against the Joseph...

60 seconds with… NHSI’s Ben Dyson

07.04.17: We talk to Ben Dyson, executive director of strategy at NHS Improvement (NHSI). What are NHSI’s main policy objectives for the next 12 months? Our core objectives remain the same: to support NHS providers improve their quality of car...

Lincolnshire trust put back into special measures

06.04.17: An NHS Foundation Trust will be placed back into special measures after NHS Improvement (NHSI) found that there was a need to radically change patient services. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts (NLAG) was take...

CQC slams online services for reckless prescribing practices

06.04.17: The CQC has announced that it is continuing to crackdown on online prescription services after it used its powers to suspend the registration of one service and put pressure on three others. Two of these remaining three have had specific co...

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and trans... read more >

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Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

14/06/2017Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

Confed 17, the major annual NHS Confederation conference, has kicked off today in ACC Liverpool, inviting in more than 1,000 health and care leaders to discuss and review the long-term demand patterns needed in the sector. Highlights of the two-day conference will be a keynote address from NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens... more >
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A hub for healthy communities

23/06/2017A hub for healthy communities

Mark Robinson, New NHS Alliance pharmacy lead, discusses why pharmacy is at the heart of healthy living in communities – and explains how p... more >
Do something different

23/06/2017Do something different

Jill DeBene, chief executive of Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), considers what workforce optimisation really means and the importance o... more >
The now and the future of infection prediction

23/06/2017The now and the future of infection prediction

Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the Universit... more >
Prime for transformation?

20/06/2017Prime for transformation?

The sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) programme should harness and drive digital innovation as a positive force to help overc... more >


Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

20/06/2017Working collectively to improve cancer outcomes for patients

Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on t... more >
A great place to work

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The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified by NHS England as one of only 12 exemplar organisations in the NHS for its work in health and wellbe... more >
A fork in the road for the NHS

06/06/2017A fork in the road for the NHS

Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, talks to NHE’s Josh Mines ahead of Confed2017 about the organisation’s 10-p... more >
Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

28/03/2017Tight timetable for nursing associate regulation

Jackie Smith, chief executive at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), talks to NHE’s David Stevenson about the challenges her organisat... more >

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