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Changes to regulation in the independent and third sectors

01 March 2011

Nursing Management


The Health and Social Care Act 2008 has led to the establishment of a new regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and to major changes in how health and social...

A review of Care Quality Commission criticisms of English community substance misuse treatment

06 February 2018

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services in England to ensure they meet fundamental quality and safety...

Using the Care Excellence Framework to benchmark and improve patient care

04 July 2018

Nursing Management


Quality is complex and difficult to define, and institutions and organisations often have their own definitions, measurements and assurance processes. The Care...

Defining, monitoring and improving quality in Welsh care homes

20 February 2020

Nursing Older People

care homes

Despite the focus on quality in care homes, and the body of evidence that drives policy and practice, care home residents in Wales experience variations in quality...

Open AccessStrengthening quality assurance by implementing an evidence-based revision of a ward accreditation programme

15 September 2020

Nursing Management

quality and safety

Ward accreditation is fundamental in contemporary healthcare delivery. One NHS trust in southwest England that had been placed in special measures introduced a ward...

A bigger picture

07 April 2009

Nursing Standard


From April 1, the Care Quality Commission takes over responsibility from three existing commissions for regulation of health and social care in England.

Whorlton Hall, Winterbourne View and Ely Hospital: learning from failures of care

17 September 2020

Learning Disability Practice

Service users

In May 2019 a scandal about the care of people with learning disabilities emerged when the BBC broadcast secret footage of abuse perpetrated at Whorlton Hall, a...

Participant experience of a Care Quality Commission inspection

29 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the regulator for health and social care in England. It sets and monitors standards of care and has legal powers to take action...