Clinical quality series

A series on clinical quality by Nicola Davies, health psychologist and writer

These articles focus on clinical quality in the workplace.

Always think ‘always events’
Nicola Davies concludes her series on preparing for CQC inspections with advice on how to reinforce the positives.
Nursing Standard. Published in print: 27 May 2015
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Spotting great leadership
‘Good’ and ‘outstanding’ ratings in Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections are highly correlated with quality leadership. But what exactly does quality leadership entail?
Nursing Standard. Published in print: 13 May 2015
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Present and correct
In advance of a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of NHS trusts, GP premises and care homes, information is collected on the opinions of patients, carers and staff. Staff preparations in making sure that CQC standards are adhered to need to start well in advance.
Nursing Standard. Published in print: 22 April 2015
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Inspection and improvement
The mention of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections can strike anxiety into healthcare staff, but CQC national professional adviser Rona McCandlish says that the CQC is about ‘assisting and supporting quality improvement’.
Nursing Standard. Published in print: 08 April 2015
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