The state of independent care

17th May 2019

The Care Quality Commission plays a vital role in monitoring and managing the care quality of NHS providers – a position it also pholds for independent and private sector providers. In a new report, the [read more]

Opening the door to change

6th March 2019

In Opening the door to change the Care Quality Commission (CQC) looks at NHS safety culture around avoidable medical mistakes which it calls ‘never events’. It’s primarily focused on secondary care, but there are lessons [read more]

AI in healthcare: when will it arrive?

13th February 2019

AI has the potential to improve the quality of care while lowering the costs for patients and hospitals, says Dr. Mahiben Maruthappu, Dr. Varun Buch. But when will it start to make a difference? A version [read more]

Staffordshire review into elderly care

9th January 2019

In December the CQC published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Staffordshire, examining how older people move through the system. While care is improving, there is still unnecessary variation, [read more]

Slow demise of smoking cessation services

14th December 2018

Funding for smoking cessation services has been cut by 36% between 2013-2017, the Labour party claims. The numbers of people who smoke may be at historically low levels but, in cutting smoking cessation services, are [read more]

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