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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

CQC

06th February 2016

The Highway Code of mental health

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

I’ve been reading the latest annual report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into the use of the Mental Health...

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16th October 2015

CQC Inspections & How to Achieve Outstanding

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Communication – On the day of the inspection At a conference last week I was fortunate to listen to a presentation...

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16th October 2015

CQC Inspections & How to Achieve Outstanding

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Communication – On the day of the inspection At a conference last week I was fortunate to listen to a presentation...

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28th September 2015

Are CQC Inspections Getting Tougher?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Almost a third of recent inspections ‘Requires improvement’ I've been looking at some recent CQC reports and it seems that the...

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22nd August 2015

Meetings for meetings’ sake?

1Fit

We know that the CQC want to see evidence of communication and minutes of meetings in particular but who decides...

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19th August 2015

Do your staff feel comfortable enough to “blow the whistle”?

1Fit

The allegations surrounding the Kids Company charity, which closed recently, acts as a timely reminder about the importance of having...

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18th August 2015

When leadership is weak and management is strong

1Fit

Dentists buying a new practice are full of ideas and are excited by the prospect of making their new acquisition...

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06th August 2015

CQC inspections: falling down on the stairs

1Fit

A provider I know has had the inspectors in, and they are definitely not happy bunnies. You see, there have...

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26th July 2015

Mental health services: Getting help, right now

1Fit

A new survey from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) called ‘Right here, right now’ has revealed an unhelpful response from...

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20th July 2015

From DoLS to providing Protective Care

1Fit

The journey to get to where we are on the operation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (or DoLS) is...

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