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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...

From theory to practice

30 March 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Nurse lecturers, far from remote and out of touch, are committed to and involved in, front line care.

Outcomes from a quality improvement initiative in an eating and drinking difficulties service for people with learning disabilities

27 November 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

This article explores the benefits of a multidisciplinary team in a learning disability service employing a Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) pathway...

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...

Open AccessOC47 – NICUs and family-centred care, from the leadership to the design, the results of a survey in Italy (by FCC Italian NICU study group)

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Leadership, management, nursing education. Introduction: Family-centered care (FCC) in NICUs is related to staff culture and the organization of the unit....

‘I wanted the world to know’

19 July 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

A brutal regime at a care home exposed by the BBC’s Panorama programme prompted a storm of protest. Terry Bryan explains how and why he blew the whistle.

Recognising and responding to care erosion: part 1

16 August 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

This article is the first in a two-part series discussing declining standards of care. Many healthcare organisations, particularly hospitals, are under increased...

Recognising and responding to care erosion: part 2

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article is the second in a two-part series discussing a gradual decline in standards of care, termed ‘care erosion’. The first part of this article used...

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...