Health And Safety Warning For Digital Doctors

Mary O'Brien | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mary O'Brien

In my opinion, now is the perfect time to grow telehealth services to the UK. However, this will need to be in a way that doesn't completely disrupt the way the NHS works - after all, it will never fully replace face-to-face consultations but should complement and support an already overburdened and straining system.

Does The Government Have A 'Carers Know Best' Policy?

Simon Stevens | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Simon Stevens

While the public may be aware that the government inspects health and social care services through an organisation called Care Quality Commission, wha...

Why Care Regulation Needs to Change

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

The Care Quality Commission or CQC has probably one of the most important jobs in the country: to make sure that people who need care are safe from abuse. Unfortunately the evidence is that they are failing in this task and they are bound to fail because of how they are organised and how they think.

Social Care Is Increasingly In The Headlines, But Can We Ensure It Is For The Right Reasons?

Ewan King | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK
Ewan King

I have a friend who works in advertising and readily admits to being not that interested policy or public services. Don't get me wrong, he's cares that people receive good services, he just doesn't think about public services very much. Last week, out of the blue he said, 'I see that social care is in trouble, what's that about?'

The Value of Experience

Beth Britton | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK
Beth Britton

In recent weeks condemnation has followed the news that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - who regulate health and social care services in England - ...

Making End of Life Care Excellent Across the Country

Ben Gummer | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Gummer

Already there is excellent end of life care all over the country, so excellence is not exceptional. It is why we do so well in the international comparisons. But excellence is a long, long way from universal...

What Does Quality Really Mean in Hospice Care?

Jonathan Ellis | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Ellis

More recently, the new inspection regime introduced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - the regulator for health and adult social care in England - is helping provide a better understanding of quality in hospice care.

Its Not Being Filmed - It's Why You Want to Film Me

Steve Doran | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Steve Doran

Like hundreds of thousands of care staff across the country, I do my job well. Better than well. As with so many of my colleagues, I am always going beyond the call of duty, often in ways that no one would ever know. Covert filming might get me the credit for all those little acts of kindness that no one saw. What hurts more than the filming itself is the cynical assumption that I needed filming.

Becoming an Empowered Care Consumer

Beth Britton | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Beth Britton

None of this will come as any great surprise. Following on from the scandals of Mid-Staffs, Morecambe Bay, Winterbourne View and others, the public are now largely conditioned to hearing about problems in health and social care services. There arguably remain more good news stories than bad ones, but of course the gravity of bad news travels far further.

Quality Matters - Why We Must Be Vigilant About Care Homes for Older People

Stephen Burke | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

These changes would be a backward step. Let's hope given the recent public and media concerns about the quality of residential care that our Parliamentarians will see sense.

'Homeless And On The Run'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

The former head of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) claims she has been "hung out to dry" by the regulator after being accused of attempting to cover...

Parents 'Sickened' By NHS Cover-Up After Baby Daughter's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

The parents of a baby who died at Furness General Hospital just 23 hours after being born have said they are "sickened" they were not informed of earl...

The Care Quality Commission Cover Up Is Not the Biggest Cover Up of All in the NHS

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

It has been reported that Jeremy Hunt will today say that the names of the doctor and nurse "ultimately responsible" for a patient should be placed above every hospital bed in Britain. We detect an attempt to shift blame away from the NHS leadership and higher regulatory bodies, towards doctors and nurses struggling at the coal face often under impossible conditions.

3,000 Patients 'Died Needlessly On NHS Last Year'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Around 3,000 patients died needlessly last year as a result of poor care, and nearly half a million were harmed unnecessarily in the NHS, Jeremy Hunt ...

Jill Finney Sacked From New Job Over CQC Cover-Up

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

The fallout from a cover-up by the health watchdog following a failure to investigate a series of baby deaths has continued as one official involved w...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Nigel Farage A 'Tax Avoider'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 21 June 2013... 1) IS NIGEL FARAGE A 'TAX AVOIDER'? Is the Ukip leader a tax avoider? A user of tax ha...

'The Buck Stops With Me'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

The health watchdog's cover-up over a failure to investigate a series of baby deaths stretched all the way to the top of the organisation, it was reve...

Patient Safety at Mid Staffordshire and North Staffordshire

Rita Pal | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK
Rita Pal

A long overdue public inquiry into the appalling standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is complete. The findings are not unexpected.

The Mental Health Act Should Only Be Used as a Last Resort and With Extreme Care

Paul Farmer | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Farmer

Ask anyone who's ever been 'sectioned' and you'll understand why. It's a painful, humiliating and dehumanising process. It usually involves an ambulance, the police, doctors and social workers and sometimes it involves officers in riot gear, physical restraint and a brush with the law.

Private Company's GP Services 'Not Up To Standards'

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Health regulators today criticised the company Serco over its out-of-hours GP services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Care Quality Commis...

14 NHS Trusts 'Broke Abortion Law' Inspectors Say..

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

Andrew Lansley has been accused of chasing headlines and wasting £1m of public money after instigating inspections in every abortion clinic in Englan...

Dina Rickman

'It Might Be Time To Change The Law On Abortion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

Tracey McNeill is very calm for someone whose industry has recently been hit by a wave of fresh scrutiny. The director of abortion provider Marie ...