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Impact of the Care Quality Commission on provider performance: room for improvement?

The King’s Fund report referred to in the previous BMJ article can be downloaded here: Impact of the Care Quality Commission on provider performance: room for improvement? Its long summary includes, What are the implications of our findings? We also tried … Continue reading

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CQC inspections have “little measurable impact” on services, analysis finds

The BMJ has reported a lack of evidence that the inspection regime of the Care Quality Commission improves services. Can we now expect similar scrutiny of UKAS’s inspections of pathology services? We might predict that those employed in the lab … Continue reading

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Burdensome regulation of the NHS

The chief executive of the Nuffield Trust has written an insightful and concise overview of some of the regulatory problems affecting the NHS.  ISO/UKAS accreditation escapes mention, but its importance will grow as it metastasizes from laboratories into physiological measurement … Continue reading

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On the sharp end

No mention of UKAS but hospital bosses are beginning to understand inspectionism – once they personally are on the sharp end of the “quality” inquisition. Pathology leaders and professional bodies have yet to have the experience that will enlighten them.  There’s more … Continue reading

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GP leaders unite in calling for inspections of surgeries to be suspended

GP leaders unite in calling for inspections of surgeries to be suspended BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3438(Published 23 June 2015) Cite this as: 2015;350:h3438  Zosia Kmietowicz The BMA and the Royal College of General Practitioners have both called for the current inspection … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission: Destroy the evidence and sue

Read how the expensive inspectors employed to assure the quality of health care behave when their deadly inadequacy and corruption is exposed: New CQC chief threatened to sue after we exposed failings The new head of the Care Quality Commission … Continue reading

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Inspectors are never close enough

Further criticism of organisational wrongs approved by likes of the Care Quality Commission: “The degree of supervision required for the protection of the most vulnerable in society costs money. Such supervision cannot be left to the Care Quality Commission They have … Continue reading

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