Healthcare Commission


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Healthcare Commission

An independent (non-departmental, arm’s-length body or quango) body/watchdog for healthcare, which was sponsored by the UK Department of Health and created to promote and drive improvement in the quality of public and private healthcare in England and Wales. Its remit was to facilitate improvement of healthcare by ensuring independent assessment of the standards of services provided to patients either by the NHS or privately, and become an authoritative and trusted source of information which would encourage improvement.

The Healthcare Commission (HCC) replaced the Commission for Health Improvement in 2004. In 2009, the HCC itself was one of three UK agencies (the other two were the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission) absorbed by the Care Quality Commission in March 2009.
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A team of the healthcare commission raided various places in the city and sealed clinics, including Zakariya Dental Clinic, Awami Dental, Smile Dental, Dental Care, Riaz Dental, Aslam Dental, Shehzad Dental, Care and Clinic, Smile Dental Lab, Aleesha Dental Care , Chaudhary Dental Clinic, Nadeem Clinic, Sattar Clinic, Zainab Medical Services and others.
Sindh Healthcare Commission Chairman Prof Tipu Sultan expressed these views at the health summit 2018 organised by the Consumer Association of Pakistan here on Thursday.
Chairman Consumer Association of Pakistan Kaukab Iqbal said that his association would work together with the Sindh Healthcare Commission to create awareness for the rights of patients.
Punjab Healthcare Commission DG was tried to be contacted for a comment, but he was unavailable.
Secretary Health Najam Ahmad Shah proposed that a legal cell should also be established in those health facilities registered by the Punjab Healthcare Commission and PHOTA for transplantation.
The district administration has been directed to take action against them under the Punjab Healthcare Commission Act 2010.
She had complained about that healthcare commission regarding illegal appointments in 2016.
Chief Operating Officer Punjab Healthcare Commission presented status of compliance with the Minimum Service Delivery Standards in Punjab emphasizing that EDOs must not compromise on basic standards like blood transfusion, infection control, Operation theatres, complaint management and fire emergency.
This 'excellent' rating, awarded by the Healthcare Commission, shows the quality of service provided in Redcar and Cleveland is in the top 5% in the country.
Three years after a damning Healthcare Commission report on Stafford Hospital, where death rates were higher than expected, a regulator has found patients are happier with the care.
Concerns expressed to the Healthcare Commission are backed by worryingly high death rates - as much as 20 per cent above norm.
The hospital was later reported to the Department of Health, prompting a Healthcare Commission investigation which set out recommendations in a report in 2008.

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