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Press releases

10 November 2011
Cheshire Ambulance is not meeting essential standards of quality and safety
10 November 2011
A care home in Hampshire, which was failing to comply with government standards, has closed down.
3 November 2011
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published its investigation report into United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
2 November 2011
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is taking action to protect the safety and welfare of people living in a new nursing home at Gillingham in Dorset.
27 October 2011
CQC today publishes its full investigation report into Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRT).
26 October 2011
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trustthat it must take action to address a major concern over cleanliness and infection control.
20 October 2011
HealthWatch England will be the national consumer champion that will give a voice to collective views of the people who use NHS and social care services in England.
14 October 2011
Orchid View is not meeting eight essential standards.
13 October 2011
CQC today publishes a report into the standards of care that older people receive in hospital – and calls for a system-wide response to combat the failings identified.
11 October 2011
The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Mr Kenneth Peek that he must make urgent improvements to standards of care or face further action. The two warning notices follow an unannounced visit by inspectors to the Manor Cottage Retirement Hotel at Manor Crescent, Paignton in September. The home is registered to provide care for up to 18 people.