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 […]

CQC: The State of Care in NHS Acute Hospitals

Posted March 10, 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published a report with findings collated from three years’ worth of hospital inspections. The report highlights that many NHS trusts provide high quality care, despite challenges they may be facing. However, there are also blind spots in some NHS trusts, even where these may have received a rating of […]

Have you received care for Depression, Anxiety or Stress?

Posted May 18, 2016

If you have received care for Depression, Anxiety or Stress and would like to share your story, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) would like to hear from you. The CQC are looking for men and women who are happy to be case studies for a public awareness campaign they’ll be running this summer. Case Studies […]

New CQC Reports – West Berkshire

Posted April 13, 2016

We have published summaries of the CQC reports for services in West Berkshire for March 2016 on our website, which you can view here.