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Noel McDermott Psychotherapy and Consultancy at The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference

Expert-led training for counsellors, psychotherapists and healthcare professionals Thursday 21 March 2019, Central London   With one adult in eight (12.1%) receiving mental health treatment, 10.4% receiving medication and 3% receiving psychological therapy, the need for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK has never been higher.[1] Over 1 in 3 people aged 16–74 with symptoms of a […]

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Government paves way for integrated care providers to be set up

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it is introducing changes to the law to make it easier for new integrated care organisations to be set up. At present, it is complicated for different NHS organisations to come together and deliver properly integrated care while each body holds its own independent contract […]

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CQC to improve how inspectors’ reports are written

The Care Quality Commission has announced that, from the 28 January, they will be rolling out improvements to their inspection report template and writing processes. The CQC states that these improvements are the result of collaboration and testing with providers and inspectors. Key changes are expected to include clearer formatting and using headings and bullet points […]

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CQC publishes choking incident guidance

The CQC has published new guidance on caring for people at risk of choking. The guidance is published online as part of a series reflecting learning from safety incidents. The guidance states that, in 2017, the CQC prosecuted a care home provider for failing to manage risks to people’s safely. One of those risks involved […]

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King’s Fund reports on effectiveness of CQC inspection model

A new report has been published reviewing the effectiveness of the inspection regime implemented by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Impact of the Care Quality Commission on Provider Performance – Room for Improvement? was published by the Kings Fund in September 2018. The report looks at the effect of the inspection approach that was introduced […]

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