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Our latest news stories

10 November 2011
Our investigation into Melbury House care home, which was falling short of the essential standards of quality and safety, is to close after applying to voluntarily cancel its registration.
3 November 2011
Our investigation into United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has revealed that improvements have been made, particularly to strengthen front line management and leadership, but further progress is still required.
1 November 2011
We will be inspecting a further 50 NHS hospitals and 500 adult social care sites as part of our work on dignity and nutrition.
27 October 2011
Our investigation into Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRT) has revealed major concerns throughout the entire trust.
20 October 2011
A number of essential activities will take place over the next 12 months to ensure that HealthWatch is fully functional by the launch date.
18 October 2011
The Department of Health has confirmed that we will not be proceeding with the adult social care excellence award following the feedback received during our recent consultation exercise.
13 October 2011
We have published our findings into the dignity and nutrition inspection (DANI), which looked at the standards of care that older people receive in hospital.
10 October 2011
We have produced guidance on the equality and human rights aspects of the essential standards of quality and safety.
3 October 2011
We have launched a consultation on the changes we propose to make to the fees that providers of health and social care services should pay in 2012/13.
20 September 2011
Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and Director of Operations Amanda Sherlock have been invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in December.