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Healthcare staff must listen to and do more to identify children at risk of harm, a report has warned. There is a lack of consistency in services protecting and promoting health and welfare for children, the review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said. It recommended people in the health…
An out-of-hours GP service at the centre of a scandal over patients waiting hours for calls must improve, the regulator has said. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said Integrated Care 24 (IC24), which runs non-emergency 111 and out-of-hours services in Norfolk and Wisbech and surrounding areas, needs to do more…
A care agency providing care to people in their homes in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Haringey has been placed in to Special Measures after being rated as Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). During an inspection in April 2016 CQC found that Sevacare - Tower Hamlets…
A West Yorkshire care provider has been fined £190,000 following the death of a disabled resident who broke his neck at a nursing home. The Care Quality Commission prosecuted Leeds-based St Anne's Community Services after 62-year-old Kevin McNally died at the home in Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall, in April last…
A hospital has been condemned by health inspectors for putting patients at "unacceptable risk" in its overcrowded A&E department. Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth was so busy that 16 ambulances - one-third of the emergency ambulance fleet for Hampshire - were queueing outside when inspectors from the Care Quality Commission…
A 14-year-old girl suffered an accidental death contributed to by neglect while under the care of the Priory, an inquest jury has ruled. Amy El-Keria died after tying a scarf around her neck while receiving treatment at the Priory, which runs mental health services as part of a contract with…
Hospitals will face more frequent but less detailed on-site inspections under new plans from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The regulator for England will also move to allowing up to five years to lapse between inspections of the best performing GP practices. All hospitals where there are major concerns will…
Ministers must take responsibility for failings at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and the chief executive should be sacked, Labour has said. A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report published at the end of April found the trust was still failing to protect patients from risk of harm after an independent…
A scandal-hit NHS trust where a teenager drowned in the bath is still failing to protect patients from risk of harm, a watchdog has found. Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors were ordered to carry out a report by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt following problems at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.…
A culture of bullying prevented staff at an NHS trust from speaking out about the fact too many heart surgery patients were dying, a damning report has found. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found major problems with the way Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham runs its heart unit…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation. CQC has changed the way it works over the past three years and in its consultation document Shaping the future, published today, it sets out a vision…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into how deaths are investigated by NHS trusts following the report into Southern Health. The independent investigation report by NHS England into Southern Health has been published with a number of recommendations for the trust to review its procedures into how deaths…