The Care Quality Commission has issued a warning notice to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, requiring the troubled organisation to take urgent action to improve its arrangements for ensuring patient safety.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been rated “good” overall with staff praised for their efforts, following its first comprehensive inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has been given an official warning about community mental health services for young people, after inspectors found there were not enough staff to provide quality care.
At least 10,000 extra staff will need to be recruited and trained if plans to move people with learning disabilities from institutions to community-based care are to succeed.
A replacement for do not attempt resuscitation orders looks set to be rolled out in the NHS, despite concerns it could add to confusion among clinicians and lead to fewer conversations with dying patients or their families.
The outbreak of the zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean, potentially linked to a recent rise in numbers of babies born with smaller heads, has been declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization.
Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been told it must make improvements to some services, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
An improvement director has been appointed to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust by the regulator Monitor.
The leaders of Southern Health NHSFoundation Trust have been severely criticised for repeated failures to investigate and learn from patient deaths in an independent report.
Jeremy Hunt this morning condemned the apparent failure of leaders at Southern Health to investigate an overwhelming majority of unexpected deaths at the foundation trust as “totally and utterly unacceptable”.