CQC Responds to Report by Health Service Ombudsman

CQC Responds to Report by Health Service Ombudsman

A report published by the Health Service Ombudsman had highlighted the ill treatment meted out to ten people by healthcare facilities. In order to make wrongs right, the Care Quality Commission has come out with a response to the report tabled by the ombudsman.

Talking about the report, the Chief Executive Officer of CQC, Cynthia Bower, said that the cases highlighted by the Ombudsman were quite shocking. She said tales of ill treatment to patients and their families were quite horrific.

Bower went on to say that she did accept the fact that a few facilities needed to improve the way they functioned and improve their attitude towards patients. It was further hoped that such incidents are not routine and are not reported again.

Meanwhile, Bower defended CQC by saying that as a regulator, the body was working in close collaboration with the Health Service Ombudsman to ensure that such cases are reported to CQC every time. She added that each and every complaint to the Ombudsman will help the CQC in rating healthcare facilities and preparing a proper review.

CQC will initiate a programme that will revolve around the subject of dignity and nutrition of senior patients. It will cover around 100 facilities under the NHS.


FrenchTribune Specials

Report: DirecTV Now will become AT&T’s dominant video service by 2020

According to a Bloomberg report, DirecTV Now-branded streaming video service which bigwig US wireless carrier AT&T plans to launch later this year will apparently become the foremost video service to be offered by the company in the next 3-5 years.

The Bloomberg report -- based on the information shared by unidentified sources...

Most Popular

Alcohol may contribute to stroke for some people

A new study suggests alcohol may not suit everyone’s...

Google: Gmail and Inbox will soon get a “responsive” makeover

Tech biggie Google has announced that it will roll out...

Ciaran Martin: UK is moving towards more active defence in cyberspace

During the course of a speech at the Billington Cyber...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

According to The Christian Science Monitor, researchers...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: