‘Fun and creative’ staff provide “outstanding” care at Plymouth care facility

Authored by News Gathering

Staff at Bull Point have been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for providing an outstanding level of care to its residents.

Bull Point in Barne Barton, Plymouth, is a specialist provider of residential services for people with an autistic spectrum disorder; its principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and autism to live meaningful lives that include...

Updated CQC Intelligent Monitoring Report is positive news for Plymouth hospitals

Authored by JenniferJ

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published an updated Intelligent Monitoring Report for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which gives the Trust an even better rating.

The CQC has categorised all acute and mental health trusts in England into one of six summary bands, with band 1 representing the highest risk and band 6 the lowest. These bands have been assigned based on the proportion...

Plymouth Hospitals Trust's risk level assessed in new healthcare watchdog report

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A new report into Plymouth Hospitals Trust has indicated that it is at a moderately low level of risk of failing to provide safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services.

The healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has published a new 'Intelligent Monitoring Report' for each of the 161 acute and mental health trusts in England.

The CQC has...

Derriford Hospital reports five serious patient mistakes

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Derriford Hospital have revealed that their staff have reported five incidents, known as 'never events' (so-called because they are events that should never happen), that relate to surgery or other intervention to the wrong part of the body of patients. These have all been identified via an incident reporting system since November. A 'never event' is classified by the Department of Health as a...

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