Care Quality Commission
Our annual report on managing controlled drugs
This update for 2016 highlights our controlled drug responsibilities.
It includes our role with controlled drug intelligence networks (CD LINs), the National Group on Controlled Drugs and the Cross-Border Group for safer management of controlled drugs.
The report sets out key changes to legislation and gives an overview of prescribing data and prescribing trends for controlled drugs across England in the primary care sector. It also makes recommendations to strengthen existing arrangements.
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CQC to rate more providers following inspection14/09/2017 16:15:00
The Department of Health has confirmed that it will grant CQC the power to be able to rate independent healthcare providers, including cosmetic surgery, substance misuse and termination of pregnancy clinics for the first time so that people have clear and accessible information about even more of their care services.
Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC (Hon) to lead investigation into CQC’s regulation of Colne Road07/09/2017 14:20:00
Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC (Hon) has been appointed to lead the independent investigation commissioned by CQC into its own regulation of 14 Colne Road Care Home.
Eileen Milner announces departure from CQC to lead Education and Skills Funding Agency24/08/2017 11:20:00
Eileen Milner has announced that she will be leaving the CQC in November to take up the position of Chief Executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education that is accountable for funding education and training for children, young people and adults.
NHS hospitals to be assessed on how they use their resources from the autumn09/08/2017 13:10:00
Earlier this year and together with NHS Improvement, we sought your views on our joint plans to assess how NHS hospital (non-specialist acute) trusts use their resources.
Statement on CQC's actions in relation to Hillgreen Care Ltd08/08/2017 12:20:00
On Thursday 27 July 2017, The Times published an article, which alleged that CQC was involved in the 'cover-up' of the rape of a resident in a service for people with learning disabilities in November 2015 – the Colne Road site in north London run by the provider, Hillgreen Care Ltd.