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CQC - More flexing of muscles ahead?

CQC - More flexing of muscles ahead?

What does the CQC’s recently published annual report tell us about the direction of travel for health and social care regulation? Key ‘take away’ poin ...

Patient Safety is everyone’s responsibility: The New Patient Safety Strategy

Patient Safety is everyone’s responsibility: The New Patient Safety Strategy

On 1 April 2019, NHS Improvement and NHS England united as one.  The NHS Patient Strategy was published shortly after, in July 2019, and marks a posit ...

NHS Pension Scheme: hope in sight for workforce issues?

NHS Pension Scheme: hope in sight for workforce issues?

The government has just announced new proposals to help senior clinicians take on additional work without breaching the annual allowance tax threshold ...

Calling all hip and knee surgeons - New Professional Guidance for arthroplasty documentation to evidence safe clinical practice

Calling all hip and knee surgeons - New Professional Guidance for arthroplasty documentation to evidence safe clinical practice

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme is designed to improve healthcare practice, techniques and processes for the benefit of patients and ...

Clinical Risk Headlines - July 2019

Clinical Risk Headlines - July 2019

Welcome to your first edition of Headlines - bringing you the latest developments in the Clinical Risk sector, to keep you up to date and to assist wi ...

CMA investigates highly anticipated hospital acquisition

CMA investigates highly anticipated hospital acquisition

The UK’s competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’), is currently investigating the anticipated acquisition by Aintree Univer ...

Mental Healthcare Report: report summary

Mental Healthcare Report: report summary

The mental health landscape is changing rapidly, and the potential for improvements in access, care pathways and patient autonomy comes across clearly ...

Mental Healthcare Report: children and young people

Mental Healthcare Report: children and young people

The NHS Long Term Plan puts great emphasis on the need to improve access to mental healthcare for rising numbers of children and young people. Demand ...

Mental Healthcare Report: from hospital to the community

Mental Healthcare Report: from hospital to the community

Years of hospital bed closures and policy changes have already seen a significant shift of patients from hospital to community settings.

Mental Healthcare Report: compulsion versus autonomy

Mental Healthcare Report: compulsion versus autonomy

Mental health professionals welcome the main thrust of legislative reforms to provide the ‘least restrictive’ treatment. However, they note that deten ...