GP surgeries could close under special measures

First time national failure regime has been introduced in England The Care Quality Commission has revealed that the special measures scheme used for hospitals will now be rolled out across GP practices, with failing surgeries facing closure. The initiative will start in October and will involve 8,000 practices being inspected by March 2016. This is […]

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Special measure trusts improving

Chief inspector of hospitals pinpoints strong leadership in trust turnaround Chief Inspector of hospitals Sir Mike Richards has defined strong leadership and good clinical engagement as the two key factors for turning around failing trusts. Marking the year anniversary of the special measures scheme, Sir Richards told the HSJ that the 11 organisations put in […]

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