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Patients are being denied proper protection over health and care standards because of a regulator's failure to recruit sufficient staff and its error-strewn reports, a Commons spending watchdog said. MPs on the public accounts committee issued a stark warning that the Care Quality Commission was still not doing an "effective"…
Healthcare inspectors spent four times their annual budget on hotels, travel and meals, an investigation has found. Teams from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) spent £4.4 million on travel and subsistence in 2014/15 against budget of £1.1 million. The CQC said the overspend was due to the fact the budget…
Two in five care homes are falling below expected standards amid concerns about safety, a health watchdog has warned. Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) chief adult social care inspector, warned many residential homes were "struggling" as she revealed 40% either required improvement or were inadequate. According to the…
People with mental health problems do not always feel listened to or treated with dignity and respect, according to a new report. A survey of more than 13,000 people by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found more people reporting a poor experience with community mental health care compared with the…
Three-quarters of NHS hospitals in England are not safe enough, inspectors have found. Some 13% of hospitals are "inadequate" for safety while 61% "require improvement", according to a study from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The report offers the fullest picture yet of the state of care across England under…
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 87 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the South of England. Following recent inspections, 44 of these care homes and agencies supporting people in their own homes have been rated as…
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 56 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach. Following recent inspections, 35 have been rated as Good, 16 have been Requires Improvement…
Broadmoor high security hospital has been rated inadequate by a watchdog with concerns raised about patients being physically restrained too often. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission said they did not see convincing evidence that seclusion and restraint were only being used in cases when it was deemed absolutely necessary.…
People and their families who use a range of different health and social care services could in the future learn more about what the quality of care is like across a whole local area as part of a new pilot project being launched by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today.…
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 72 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 40 of these care homes and homecare agencies have been rated as Good, 28 have been rated Requires…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has expressed disappointment over the lack of progress being made in Rotherham's child protection services. The regulator has today published a review of how effectively health services in the area are protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect. The review, by the CQC's…
People who have sought emergency help for mental health problems say they got better assistance from the police than staff in accident and emergency departments or community mental health teams. Just a third (34%) of those who went to an A&E department said they were treated with warmth and compassion…
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