CQC welcome further improvements found at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Posted November 7, 2018

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has welcomed improvements at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust following its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission.     A team of inspectors from the Care Quality Commission visited South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in July and August 2018 to check the quality of three […]

CQC calls for new national guidance to improve sexual safety on mental health wards

Posted September 13, 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is calling for new national guidance to improve the sexual safety of people and staff on mental health wards, following analysis of how mental health trusts in England report sexual incidents.  In its Sexual Safety on Mental Health Wards report published Tuesday 11th September 2018, the CQC shares its findings […]

CQC Royal Berkshire Hospital Inspection – “Outstanding”

Posted January 12, 2018

The CQC inspected Royal Berkshire Hospital from the 2nd October to the 7th December, on 11th January they published a report with their findings.    Royal Berkshire Hospital was given the overall rating of “Outstanding” For individual categories it was awarded “Good” when it came to being “safe”, “effective” and “well-led”.  It was awarded “outstanding” […]

CQC Children and young people survey results

Posted November 29, 2017

The results of the CQCs second children and young people’s survey have been published. These results reveal what over 34,000 children and young people under the age of 16, as well as their parents and carers said about the hospital care that they received during November and December 2016.   These results show mostly feedback.  Here are […]

New CQC research reveals lack of awareness over right to choose where to give birth

Posted September 22, 2017

 New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital.   The research, which surveyed over 1,000 women who had given birth in England in the last three years, found that 40% either weren’t aware or didn’t feel they […]

Abicare Services Ltd rated ‘Good’ in CQC inspection report

Posted August 22, 2017

After having done an inspection that took place on 25th July 2017, the CQC released a report on Abicare Services in Thatcham. It was Overall rated GOOD. Overall summary of findings: People were protected from risks to their health and well being and were protected from the risk of abuse. Safe recruitment practices were followed […]

Winchcome Place care home remains rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Posted August 8, 2017

‘The service continued to work to keep people as safe as possible, by the way care was delivered; in terms of health and safety; premises maintenance and the provision of competent staff. The service had a robust recruitment process to ensure as far as possible, suitable staff were employed. Ongoing work was being undertaken to […]

Great Western Hospital, Swindon rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by CQC report

Posted August 4, 2017

The CQC published an inspection report on Great Western Hospital, Swindon today, summarising that the hospital ‘required improvement’. The inspection was conducted in March and the report states that since the inspection the hospital has already made improvement. ‘The inspection team inspected the following six core services at Great Western Hospital: • Urgent and emergency services […]

The CQC determine ‘No Action Required’ on an Oak Tree Dental Practice inspection

Posted July 26, 2017

The CQC recently determined that the Oak Tree Dental Practice in Mortimer, Berkshire would not receive a formal inspection based on the comment cards and patient satisfaction survey. The CQC stated in the report: ‘We reviewed 23 CQC comment cards and the practice patient satisfaction survey. Patients were positive about all aspects of the service […]

Too many care homes fail to get the basics right – Healthwatch is here to help

Posted July 13, 2017

Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK uses the recent CQC report revealing that ‘less than one in three homes’ are up to standard to explain the role of Healthwatch in creating real change. ‘Overall, the real story is the incredible fragility of our care services. Some are clearly improving, others are not. Some are […]