Covid-19 magnifying inequalities and ‘risks turning fault lines into chasms’, says CQC

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The Care Quality Commission say Covid-19 is magnifying inequalities across the health and care system and that the focus must now be on shaping a fairer health and care system – both for people who use services, and for those who work in them

Friday, 16th October, 2020 6:37am

By John Scott with one comment

Further improvements made at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, say CQC (updated)

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The latest inspection found improvements in several areas of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Details within

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 11:40am

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Isle of Wight Mental Health Services no longer ‘Inadequate’ following improvements

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The CQC say the trust has showed it's worked hard to make the improvements needed to the care provided and the systems to deliver care safely

Friday, 31st January, 2020 9:52am

By John Scott

CQC inspection of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust results in change of rating

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Many Islanders travel to Portsmouth for healthcare, so this latest news about the Hospitals NHS Trust should be of interest

Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 10:38am

By John Scott

‘Perfect storm’ being created for those using mental health and learning disability services

The Care Quality Commission say growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 6:52am

By John Scott

Isle of Wight NHS Trust shows improvement after latest Care Quality Commission inspection

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A number of improvements have been made within the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to change its overall rating by the CQC, but there are still more improvements needed.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 6:41am

By John Scott

Staff go the extra mile as Isle of Wight care home receives second Outstanding rating

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"Staff spent time getting to know people to build meaningful and valued relationships with them. People were treated with compassion and kindness."

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 2:54pm

By John Scott

National survey highlights decline in people’s experiences of community mental health services

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On the Isle of Wight there are fears that mental health day centres will be axed, whilst a national survey reveals a decline in people’s experiences of community mental health services.

Thursday, 22nd November, 2018 5:09pm

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Isle of Wight parents and teachers join lobby of Parliament over school cuts

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Hundreds of teachers, head teachers, school staff and parents travelled to the Houses of Parliament from all over the country (including the Isle of Wight) to lobby MPs about school funding.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 12:27pm

By John Scott

CQC reveals their review of mental health services for children and young people

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The CQC survey found that too many young people across the country find it difficult to access services and so, do not receive the care that they need when they need it.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 8:40am

By John Scott

Mental health sector at a crossroads says CQC

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The Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (Lead for Mental Health) at the Care Quality Commission said those who deliver and commission care must learn from the services that are getting it right.

Thursday, 20th July, 2017 5:39pm

By John Scott

Most services meet ‘Mum Test’ but still too much poor care, finds CQC

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In a national report published today, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found over three-quarters of adult social care services are currently rated as Good (77%, 16,351) and 2% (353) are currently rated as Outstanding.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 8:53am

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