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Hospital trusts unaware of failure to meet standards, says CQC

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Around half of the trusts that had conditions placed on their registration with the Care Quality Commission had been unaware there were problems.

CQC chief executive Cynthia Bower said roughly 50 per cent of those handed conditions had to be told they were failing to meet particular standards.

Ms Bower said: “What I found encouraging was where trusts were prepared to say ‘we’re not compliant but this is what I’m doing about it’.”

Registration started on 18 March. The 22 given conditions are 15 acute trusts, four mental health trusts, two primary care trusts and one ambulance trust.

Ms Bower said the number was “at the low end” of what the CQC was expecting and that she had no concerns over the fact that more than half were foundation trusts.

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  • Of course they where unaware, I don't think the plethora of managers, middle managers, trust execs, nomark idiots with made up job titles, etc have stepped foot onto a war in years if ever! They haven't got a clue what is going on!

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  • I wonder what the staff would say about that? Any raising of concerns where I work is met with being labelled a troublemaker, hence my anonymity

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  • I fully agree with Mike's comments, it is a case of "too many chiefs" across the NHS. Senior trust mangers are so removed from the shopfloor they will be "unaware" of the failings of the service, perhaps if the NHS got rid of most of these overpaid, work shy incompetents and used the money to employ more clinical staff the NHS wouldn't be failing............. but maybe that is too obvious!!

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