Commission for Health Improvement


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Commission for Health Improvement

An independent statutory UK body (quango) which monitored and supported quality control in the NHS, which was charged with identifying and encouraging adoption of best practice and highlighting areas where urgent improvement was required. It was established by the Health Act 1999, and disbanded in 2004; its functions were subsumed by the Healthcare Commission.
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The watchdog group was responding to a nationwide report issued yesterday by the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI), and claims the Commission has been misled by some trusts.
The inquiry is being carried out by the Commission for Health Improvement - set up by the government as an independent body to monitor and improve NHS services across England and Wales.
The Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) is inviting patients to offer their opinions on the quality of service they experienced.
The Commission for Health Improvement report said that an action plan had not been pushed through at clinical level.
The independent Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) will carry out the comprehensive audit, it announced yesterday.
Inspectors from the Commission for Health Improvement have admitted their assessment methods were not "statistically sound" but are still not willing to review the case.
The Commission for Health Improvement has announced it will hold an inquiry at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, after concerns were raised about the quality of care provided in the unit.
In July the Trust - which runs the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Freeman and General hospitals - was told it had failed to achieve `three-star' status in the latest round of hospital indicators drawn up by the Commission for Health Improvement.
The Commission for Health Improvement has arranged a series of meetings as part of its review of the mental health services provided by Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust has performed above the national average, according to patients who took part in a survey published by the Commission for Health Improvement.
The Commission for Health Improvement has just published the results of a patient survey, involving 59,000 people nationwide.
The review by the Commission for Health Improvement also criticised the trust managers for lacking leadership and direction.

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