CQC shifts focus from inspections to data and feedback
The Care Quality Commission will push ahead with plans to scale down inspections and instead rely more heavily on data and user feedback.
Data to underpin inspections – CQC
The Care Quality Commission has issued a consultation suggesting it could revert to trying to spot problems using data and user feedback, instead of running full inspections of all the services it regulates.
Don’t wait for inspectors says CQC
The Care Quality Commission has urged healthcare providers to encourage patients to use technology to monitor their condition, as part of a package of changes to close variations in care.
CQC consults on inspection regime
The Care Quality Commission has launched a month long consultation on its new regulation, inspection and rating regime.
CQC updates trust risk ratings
The Care Quality Commission has published its latest Intelligent Monitoring risk ratings and reports for acute and specialist trusts in England.
EHI Interview: Emma Rourke
Lyn Whitfield talks to the CQC’s new director of intelligence about what being an ‘information led’ organisation really means.
Better info needed for Francis response
NHS trusts may be struggling to obtain the information they need to respond effectively to the Francis Inquiry, the Nuffield Trust has warned in a report to mark its first anniversary.
HSCIC discusses Care Bill info challenge
The Care Bill will bring several informatics challenges, including higher data standards and increased use of the NHS Number, according to a Health and Social Care Information Centre board paper.
RCP pilots ‘Hospital Health Check’
The Royal College of Physicians wants to develop a ‘Hospital Health Check’ model of aggregating available data on trusts.
Berwick adds to calls for transparency
An influential US safety expert, called in to advise the government on creating a ‘zero harm’ NHS in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire scandal, has called for “complete transparency of data.”