Staff working at acute trusts that are rated as “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission are significantly more likely to witness harmful errors but less likely to report them, according to the regulator.
The Care Quality Commission has awarded an “outstanding rating” to a community care enterprise for the first time.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust will remain in special measures, despite the Care Quality Commission upgrading its rating from “inadequate” to “requires improvement”.
Clinical leadership staff can receive a salary boost of almost 40% for working in the largest acute providers, but pay for medical directors has accelerated faster than for nursing colleagues.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been recommended to leave the “special measures” regime by the Care Quality Commission, after it was rated as “good” in its last inspection.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will bring in new regulations on NHS trusts to force them to collect, estimate and publish data about their number of preventable deaths.
Workforce costs in a region in the South of England will be cut by more than £30m through changes to the nursing skill mix, including greater use of “generic support workers”, according to a newly published sustainability and transformation plan (STP) document.
More than half the country’s clinical commissioning groups need to improve local mental health services, according to new ratings released by NHS England.
The number of beds in nursing homes has fallen for the first time in five years, according to the Care Quality Commission.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become the first specialist hospital to be rated as ”outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, making it one of only eight trusts in the country to achieve the top rating.