Articles in Category: Audit & Compliance

What Worsening Climate Disruptions Mean for NHS Premises Assurance

How the right technology can help NHS Trusts plan and prepare for climate-related risk

What Worsening Climate Disruptions Mean for NHS Premises Assurance

Weather-related incidents are only set to become more common as the climate worsens,so NHS Trusts need to have a more comprehensive and further-ranging view of the risks that could affect their hospitals and throw their services into disarray...

Softening the Blow of COVID-19

How the pandemic impacted urgent and emergency services…and how the right digital platform can help mitigate the impacts of the next wave..

Softening the Blow of COVID-19

It’s common knowledge that COVID-19 had a huge and unprecedented impact on healthcare, and quantifying that impact fell to the CQC. That’s why earlier this year, they issued a report on how urgent and emergency care services were affected by the pandemic during winter 2020 and discussed the actions they took to provide constructive support.

Exploring the CQC’s New Monitoring Approach

What the new changes mean for NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers.

Exploring the CQC’s New Monitoring Approach

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the CQC to change its monitoring approach and suspend its routine inspection programme. Exceptional circumstances called for exceptional measures, so the CQC adapted and adopted a mix of on-site and off-site methods as part of the new “Emergency monitoring approach.”

The Human Cost of Failing Quality Assurance

How systemic failures lead to more than just fines

The Human Cost of Failing Quality Assurance

Last week, the CQC issued a press release announcing that a Nottinghamshire care home had been fined over £150,000 for failing to protect its residents from avoidable harm, after a resident with a history of problematic and aggressive behaviour caused another resident to fall and sustain a head injury.

Why the future of the NHS assurance and Crisis Management needs to be integrated.

Our definitive list of reasons why integrated NHS assurance is a the way forward

Why the future of the NHS assurance and Crisis Management needs to be integrated.

Assurance is a vital aspect of governance within an NHS Organisation. Boards need to ensure that their organisations can deliver the financial sustainability and quality care that they declare within their annual governance statement, be this business as usual or mid crisis. 

It is well known that it is vital to have effective assurance systems in place to ensure that reality is not distorted from ward to board. However with increasing pressures on the NHS, regular and continued organisational change and the need for constant innovation what does an effective assurance system look like in 2020?


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