Saturday, 26 October 2013

Liberal Democrats on Better Care in the UK's Hospitals

We want to build a fairer society and that means providing better care in every hospital. Following the Francis Inquiry, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has introduced radical changes to hospital inspections, with a new Chief Inspector, Sir Mike Richards, leading significantly larger inspection teams which are headed up by clinical and other experts.

This next step will help to give the CQC a good picture of risk within trusts. Patient safety should be the first in everything the NHS does and we expect the CQC to act where it finds failings of care.