Public Sector Event

Preparing For and Learning From The New CQC Inspections in Hospitals

Venue: ICO Conference Centre
22 Berners Street

Date: 8 Jul 2014

Synopsis: This conference, chaired by Rona McCandish National Professional Advisor to the Care Quality Commission, aims through national updates and the experiences of NHS Trusts who have experienced inspection, to provide a practical guide to preparing for and learning from the new Care Quality Commission inspections in hospitals.


Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission recently stated that “The aim of the new CQC inspections is to inspect all acute NHS hospital Trusts/FTs by December 2015 and to assess 5 key questions: is a Trust is safe, effective, caring, responsive to patients’ needs and well-led. ...We have now published reports on eight trusts following our new-style inspections. The larger teams and the involvement of more clinical specialists and members of the public is giving us a good picture of what care looks like across these large and complex organisations…our reports show a mixed picture of care, but I am particularly leased that we have seen good examples of care, even in hospitals where the overall findings have not been positive. I want hospitals to learn from each other to help them improve their services and we will continue to highlight good practice where we find it.”

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