A practical guide for responding to concerns about medical practice – NHS England

Updated in 2019 this guide provides generic, practical advice for responsible officers in all designated bodies in England to address a potential concern about a doctor’s practice in a manner consistent with existing literature and previously established principles.

Supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of NHS General Practice clinical work – NHS England

This guidance document provides a framework for the management of doctors on the NHS England Medical Performers List who are undertaking a low volume (defined as fewer than 40 sessions per annum) of NHS General Practice (GP) clinical work.

Care home performance across England – Independent Age

Briefing from Independent Age that assesses the state of care home performance across England and looks at what is being done to tackle poor performance.  It uses publicly available inspection data from the Care Quality Commission to work out a

The state of care in independent ambulance services: Findings from CQC’s programme of comprehensive inspections in England – Care Quality Commission

This report calls on independent ambulance services, commissioners and the wider system to do more to make sure patients are safe, following concerns identified during its inspections. The Care Quality Commission found evidence of good practice and improvements made by

Governance and accountability for integrated health and care – NHS Commissioners

Paper from NHS Commissioners aimed at the NHS and local authorities that outlines possible solutions for the governance and accountability challenges brought by the move to integrated health and care. It notes that there are several important differences in governance

Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists – NHS Improvement

This report provides the insight to support clinicians, managers and hospital leaders to improve how care is delivered, and how theatre resources and clinical expertise can be best used.  Key findings include: A third of operating lists started 30 minutes

Test and treat for Helicobacter pylori (HP) in dyspepsia: Quick reference guide for primary care: For consultation and local adaptation – Public Health England

These documents aim to provide a simple, effective, economical and empirical approach for testing and treatment of Helicobacter pylori and to minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.

Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18 – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission report that finds that there has been an overall improvement in some aspects of care in 2016 to 2018, compared with findings in 2014 to 2016. They found: Some improvement in the quality of care planning and

Waiting Times and Attendance Durations at English A&E Departments – The Strategy Unit, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Provides a demand-side, supply-side, practice and emergent view of factors that lead to 4-hour breaches with a particular focus on changes that have taken place since 2010.  It scales the relative impact of each causal factor and aims to provide

Relationships and sexuality in adult social care services: Guidance for CQC inspection staff and registered adult social care providers – Care Quality Commission

Guidance from the Care Quality Commission that sets out how care providers should consider people’s relationship and sexuality needs. It focus’ on issues like relationships, diversity and protecting people from harm. It covers a diverse range of often complex issues,

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme West Devon and East Cornwall – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to West Devon and East Cornwall held on 25 September 2018.

Screening Quality Assurance Visit Report: Newcastle Breast Screening Programme Observations and recommendations from visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held on 10 February 2016.

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme Lancashire and South Cumbria – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 6 September 2018.

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance visit to Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s antenatal and newborn screening service on 18 September 2018.

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust held on 9 and 10 October 2018.

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Kettering and Northamptonshire – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Kettering and Northamptonshire Bowel Cancer screening service held on 6 March 2018.

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme West Kent & Medway – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to West Kent & Medway held on 19 October 2017.

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust held on 14 September 2017.

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Cheshire – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Cheshire held on 28 and 29 June 2018.