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Scores on the doors? Visible ratings for health and care providers

The Department of Health has launched a consultation into how health and care providers should display their inspection ratings. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) assesses … Read more → – Scores on the doors? Visible ratings for health and care providers

Freedom to speak up: nine days to give your views

Sir Robert Francis wants to hear from as many people as possible who have experiences, both good and bad, of raising concerns in the NHS. … Read more → – Freedom to speak up: nine days to give your views

Better hospital food for NHS patients, visitors and staff

Hospitals are responsible for providing the highest level of care possible for their patients. This includes the quality and nutritional value of food that is served. For the … Read more → – Better hospital food for NHS patients, visitors and staff

Car parking for NHS patients, visitors and staff

New car parking guidelines have been published to provide clear and consistent guidelines on the provision of car parking in NHS hospitals.The principles identify groups … Read more → – Car parking for NHS patients, visitors and staff

Special measures for GP practices

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced a new ‘special measures’ scheme for GP practices which provide inadequate care to their patients. This brings GPs … Read more → – Special measures for GP practices

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27 Aug: Delicious/dhcare

Unsafe GP surgeries told: improve or be shut down | Society | The Guardian

GP surgeries providing poor or unsafe care face being shut down under a tough new "two-strikes-and-you're-out" policy being introduced by the NHS … Read more »Unsafe GP surgeries told: improve or be shut down | Society | The Guardian

27 Aug: Delicious/dhcare

NHS whistleblowers urged to share experiences of poor patient care - Telegraph

Sir Robert Francis QC, who led two major inquiries into failures at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, has launched a call for evidence for his … Read more »NHS whistleblowers urged to share experiences of poor patient care - Telegraph

27 Aug: Delicious/dhcare

BBC News - Hospital failure regime extended to care homes

A system of special measures designed to improve failing hospitals in England is to be extended to care homes, the government has announced. Read more »BBC News - Hospital failure regime extended to care homes

26 Mar: Delicious/dhcare

Health secretary to launch raft of new patient safety measures | Nursing Times

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to use a major speech in the US to launch a “patient safety movement” in a bid to halve rates of avoidable … Read more »Health secretary to launch raft of new patient safety measures | Nursing Times

25 Feb: Delicious/dhcare

A year on from the Francis report into Mid-Staffs, what has changed? | Channel 4 News

It seems longer than a year ago but it was on this day in 2013 that Robert Francis QC published his report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation … Read more »A year on from the Francis report into Mid-Staffs, what has changed? | Channel 4 News

25 Feb: Delicious/dhcare

The Francis report: One year on | HR Magazine

A year on from the Mid Staffs inquiry, NHS Employer CEO Dean Royles reports on the progress that has been made to NHS staff culture This week marks … Read more »The Francis report: One year on | HR Magazine