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Ten more trusts are told to make urgent improvements

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1757
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

    Ten more NHS trusts in England have been told by the Care Quality Commission that they must urgently deal with concerns about safety and quality of care before they can be granted a licence to provide services. On 19 March Mid Staffordshire and Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts also had conditions placed on their registration under the new tougher regulatory system (BMJ 2010;340:c1608, 19 Mar, doi:10.1136/bmj.c1608).

    In this second wave of announcements the Care Quality Commission says it will register a further 204 NHS trusts without conditions, bringing the total registered to date to 280. All 381 NHS trusts in England have to be registered with the commission by 1 April.

    The commission’s chairwoman, Jo Williams, said, “This is just the first step in a tough new system of regulation. Once trusts are registered we will be monitoring them constantly, carrying out more unannounced inspections and using our enforcement powers to …

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