Health secretary Matt Hancock has said integrated care systems (ICS) will be rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The government’s recent white paper for a new NHS bill did not discuss any change in the CQC’s legal framework to allow it to rate ICSs, which sparked uncertainty around how ICSs would be regulated.
However, speaking in the House of Commons today of the “crucial” role the regulator plays in rating hospitals, Mr Hancock said: “I think that it is vital that the CQC has a similar role when it comes to ICSs.”
The CQC has not confirmed what, if any, legal changes i
A bid for more control over the NHS by ministers risks undermining patient safety and sowing confusion over who is ultimately responsible for services, MPs have been warned.
The Commons Health Select Committee was told the proposals, set out in a new white paper published last month, lacked detail on the involvement of patients in local services and needed urgent clarification of the new powers the health secretary will have.
The plans will give ministers new powers over the independent Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), including being able to tell it what to investigate
Doctors are being issued with new guidance for cases where children are repeatedly brought in when there is nothing wrong.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) says cases where parents know there's nothing wrong are rare. Instead genuine, if misplaced, health anxieties are more common.
They advise referring to "perplexing symptoms" instead of "fabricated or induced illness".
Paediatricians say there has been a rise in cases where children are repeatedly brought in, despite nothing being found to be wrong.
The unexplained symptoms could be because a gen
Care home residents and staff were put at risk of infection because personal protective equipment (PPE) was used wrongly, a health watchdog has said.
Croft House, in Ossett, near Wakefield, has been put in special measures after being deemed "inadequate" by Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors. The home was "not well-led", according to the inspectors who visited last year.
The CQC report, which was published last week, highlighted a number of measures had not been taken, meaning staff and residents were exposed to the risk of infection transmission, according to the Local Democra
This masterclass will provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of what needs to be done to comply with the duty of candour; clarify ‘grey areas’ and provide guidance on dealing with difficult situations which may arise. It will provide participants with an understanding of good practice in implementing the duty and, in particular doing so in a meaningful way with empathy, to not only comply, but to work with patients and loved ones in a way that puts the emotional experience at the heart of communication.
Anyone with responsibility for implementing the duty of candour should attend
This conference focuses on reducing medication errors and resulting harm in line with the WHO Medication without Harm Programme goal to reduce the level of severe, avoidable harm related to medications by 50% over the next five years. The conference focuses on prioritising high risk medications and high risk patient groups to enable your interventions to have the highest impact on patient care and reduction in patient harm. The conference which aims to bring together clinicians and pharmacists, managers, and medication safety officers and leads will reflect on medication safety issues that hav
This conference will update clinicians and managers on clinical negligence with a particular focus on current issues and the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on clinical negligence claims. Featuring leadings legal experts, NHS Resolution and experienced clinicians the event will provide an update on current claims the conference will discuss why patients litigate, The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus, responding to claims regarding COVID-19 and the implications of the coronavirus clinical negligence claims protocol. There will be an extended masterclass on tr
The course will offer a practical guide to Root Cause Analysis with a focus on systems-based patient safety investigation as proposed by the forthcoming National Patient Safety Incident Response Framework which emphasises the requirement for investigations to be led by those with safety investigation training/expertise and with dedicated time and resource to complete the work. This course will include an opportunity for learners to gain a Level 3 qualification (A level equivalent) in RCA skills (2 credits / 20 hours) on successful completion of a short-written assignment.
This one-day cou
This National Virtual Summit focuses on delivering a person-centred approach to complaints handling, investigation, resolution and learning. Through national updates, practical case studies and in depth expert sessions the conference aims to improve the effectiveness of complaints handling within your service, and ensure that complaints lead to change and improvements in patient care.
The conference will reflect on managing complaints regarding COVID-19 – understanding the standards of care by which the NHS should be judged in a pandemic and in particular responding to complaints regardin
This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Mr Perbinder Grewal, will guide you in how to use Human Factors in your workplace. All medical and non-medical staff should attend.
Leadership in the NHS is the responsibility of all staff. Understanding human factors will allow healthcare to enhance performance, culture and organisation. It can be used to assess why things go wrong and how to implement change to prevent it from happening again or mitigate the risks.
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Chaired by Professor Derek Bell OBE, Professor of Acute Medicine, Imperial College London and Immediate Past President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, this conference focuses on recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient and ensuring best practice in the use of NEWS2. There will be a focus on recognising and responding to deteriorating patients with COVID-19.
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to improve the recognition and management of deteriorating patients.
Learn from outstanding practice in improving care fo
Some 1 in 10 people still experience persistent ill health 12 weeks after having COVID-19, termed “long COVID” or post-COVID conditions. A new policy brief from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies documents responses to post-COVID conditions in different countries of the WHO European Region and looks at how sufferers, including medical professionals, are driving some of those responses.
Written for decision-makers, this brief summarises what is known about the conditions, who and how many people suffer from them, diagnosis and treatment, and how countries are addressin
In this webinar, Dr Sam Shah, Chief Clinical Digital Advisor of ORCHA, will be joined by Dr Tom Micklewright to discuss ORCHA's new Health Apps for Long COVID Self-Management report in depth.
Helen Hughes, Chief Executive of Patient Safety Learning and member of the NHS England Long COVID taskforce, will join them to discuss what services are being planned and put in place for people with long COVID, what the gaps are in delivering this plan and what patients are looking for.
The webinar will:
Discuss the findings of ORCHA's Health Apps for Long COVID Self-Management report.
Following a scoping roundtable and consultation with the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network members, the NHS Confederation have developed a series of recommendations to help healthcare leaders, service designers and commissioners ensure their services and workplaces meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ population:
Create visible leadership and confident staff.
Create a strong knowledge base.
Be non-heteronormative and non-cisnormative in everything you do.
Take responsibility for collecting and reporting data.
Listen to your service users.
Proactively seek out p
2020 saw a huge leap in the delivery of virtual health and care, with encouraging lessons for the current crisis and beyond. But has the speed of innovation been at the expense of inclusive people and patient-centred care?
In this free online event from the King's Fund, explore what we can learn from the innovations that have accelerated during the pandemic and how we can align patient and user involvement in the development of future virtual health and care solutions.
Get involved in co-producing the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Maternity Voices Network. Share ideas and to help shape what the network will look like.
About this Event
The RCM are currently working to co-produce the RCM Maternity Voices Network. This will provide an opportunity to improve the experiences and outcomes for all involved in maternity services by bringing together service users, midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives to support and influence the RCM in all areas of its work to further align the needs of our members and those of the women and families
Chaired by Tina Chambers Past Chair Tissue Viability Society Tissue Viability Consultant, Educator and Advisor & Member, Stop the Pressure Clinical Workstream The National Wound Care Strategy Programme, this conference focuses on the prevention and management of pressure ulcers including monitoring, reporting and improvement and will focus on Learning from the Inaugural National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Quality of Care Audit and reflecting on the challenges of COVID-19.
The conference will open with a timely presentation from Jacqui Fletcher Clinical Lead The National Wound Care
There are many sources of variation in healthcare that can affect the flow of patients through care systems. Reducing and managing variation enables systems to become more predictable and easier to manage so allowing improvement of quality and safety. To effect successful service improvements, you need to understand the source of variation and use a range of tools to reduce and manage it.
This pandemic has provoked the best of human compassion and solidarity, but those who manage our health systems still face extraordinary challenges responding to COVID-19. Looking beyond the crisis, our
A new COVID vaccine efficacy study from Israel has concluded that Pfizer/BioNTech's jab is up to 85% effective after the first dose.
The research, conducted by the Sheba Medical Centre, the country's largest hospital, has been published in the Lancet medical journal.
The hospital assessed the effectiveness of the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine among 7,000 of its healthcare employees. The workers each received their first dose in January and the research team observed an 85% reduction of clinical (symptomatic) COVID-19 between 15 and 28 days after the jab.