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Staff worried at CQC’s Ofsted style rating system

By | 2013-10-27T17:12:20+00:00 October 27th, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

I have left the day job for a week to wander around the country catching up with old colleagues, I've been listening hard! What do I hear? The impending next wave of CQC inspections feature high in anxieties, the new 'Ofsted' style rating system and the change in approach coupled with intelligent monitoring   promises a very different

Remember High Impact Interventions

By | 2013-10-27T16:58:15+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

Winter approaches - NHS beware We are all rightly implementing the recommendations from Francis, Keogh & Berwick, but as winter approaches lets not forget the disasters that were Stoke Mandeville and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and the suffering caused by clostridium Diffiicile. Remember Saving Lives' High Impact Interventions? Get real time assurance to reduce your Health

2nd CQC inspections announced

By | 2013-10-27T17:02:14+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

The CQC hospital inspection programme enters its 2'nd phase of CQC inspections in January. Are you prepared and in possession of your internal and external assurance? 19 acute trusts are named today as the next trusts to be inspected using larger, expert teams that include professional and clinical staff and trained members of the public. These will

Integration Transformation Fund

By | 2013-10-22T08:19:29+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

As part of the government's drive to provide better local efficiencies across services and a more co-ordinated experience of care for patients, a £3.8billion Integration Transformation Fund (ITF) will be made available in 2015/16 to support the integration of health and social care services locally. In order to access this money local authorities and the local

What does CQC regulation mean to you ?

By | 2013-09-28T21:42:18+00:00 September 28th, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

CQC regulation webinar.  How prepared would you be if the CQC came to you with an enforcement intervention?  Does the thought of  the CQC knocking at your door with an enforcement intervention keep you awake at night ? What are you doing to prevent it? Let vHealth assure you against the new standards  with a mock CQC

Integration model in Canterbury is one NHS could follow

By | 2013-09-20T22:45:41+00:00 September 20th, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

Chris Ham's excellent article on 'Canterbury Tale: making a success of integrated care' provides a model for developing integrated care at scale and pace. The establishment of the £3.8bn Integration Transformation Fund in England means all parts of the country will be expected to develop plans for integrating health and social care. Chris Ham covers a range of opinions,

Make Integrated Care Happen at Scale and Pace – Top Tips

By | 2013-09-18T21:26:36+00:00 September 18th, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

The Kings Fund has issued some helpful top tips on making integrated care happen at scale and pace. Making Integrated Care Happen Interesting how many of these tips can be aligned to the elements within the  NHS Change Model. However I feel that these top tips include very helpful addition to the NHS Change Model. This is the need to

‘A New Start’ – CQC

By | 2013-09-16T19:55:49+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

The CQC is changing how it regulates care services, with longer more thorough inspections planned. The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) consultation document A New Start implies a determination from the CQC to return to the more targeted scrutiny of its earlier incarnations, as well as to refine and improve its surveillance and inspection methods.

Care Home conference 4 Sep 13

By | 2013-09-18T22:47:00+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Categories: Matron Mary's Blog|

Care Home Research Conference led by vHealth on behalf of North Thames DeNDRoN Wednesday, 4th September, 2013 9.30 am to 1.30 pm (Registration from 9 am) Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, Greater London NW1 2BJ It is organised by the NHS National Institute for Health Research’s Dementia & Neurodegenerative Disease Research Network (DeNDRoN). Lunch and