Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age.

Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age. Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age. Study of remote communities in Venezuelan rain-forest sheds fresh light on hypertension. A western lifestyle might be the reason blood pressure tends to rise with age, according to a study of remote tribal communities. Hypertension is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and in many developed countries, including the UK, the likelihood of developing increases with age. More than a quarter of adults in England [...]

Washington Manor Care Home monitored by council

Washington Manor Care Home monitored by council. GOOGLE - Washington Manor Care Home was rated "required improvement" in March. A council has stepped in to monitor a care home after it was to ordered to improve by inspectors. Washington Manor Care Home on Wearside was rated "requires improvement" and "inadequate" for effectiveness by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Issues with medicine management, risk management and "chaotic record-keeping" were identified. Sunderland City Council commissioning manager Ann Dingwall said the home was "making significant improvements". St. Martin's Care Ltd, [...]

More than half of A&Es ‘not good enough’

More than half of A&Es 'not good enough'. GETTY IMAGES Half of A&Es in England are not good enough - and there are no guarantees services will get better despite the extra money going into the NHS, the regulator says. The Care Quality Commission said people were turning to A&E in a crisis because of a lack of support in the community. It said services would remain under pressure until a funding solution was found for social care. The government pledged in the Queen's [...]

Asylum seekers ‘too afraid’ to seek NHS care, report says

Asylum seekers 'too afraid' to seek NHS care, report says. Watchdog says people failing to seek care over fear of upfront costs and of data being shared with the Home Office The NHS’s obligation until recently to share data with the Home Office has deterred many asylum seekers from accessing healthcare. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Asylum seekers who need NHS care have been left in “considerable fear” because of the government’s “hostile environment” policies, according to the human rights watchdog. In a highly critical report the [...]

GP at Hand receives green light in NHS England safety assessment

GP at Hand receives green light in NHS England safety assessment Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has relaxed restrictions on GP at Hand after a review by NHS England concluded that it met key national safety standards. Board papers posted by the CCG reveal that previous restrictions stopping individuals with more complex medical needs registering with the online service have been lifted, though the papers note that the requirement to de-register from a local practice to use the service “may not be clinically appropriate” [...]