The Care Quality Commission: Regulating the quality and safety of health and adult social care

April 30, 2012

Source:  House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  This report looks into the role of the CQC in how the services it provides may be improved.  The report provides recommendations on how to increase public confidence in the service.

Length of publication:  68 pages

Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety

April 30, 2012

Source:  General Medical Council

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Date of publication: Jan 2012

Publication type:  Guidance

In a nutshell:  This guidance focuses how doctors should act where there are concerns regarding patient care, dignity and safety.  It also provides guidance on putting into practice the advice contained in ‘Good Medical Practice’.  The guidance came into effect at the end of March 2012.

Length of publication:  18 pages