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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He added: 'The team members of Sindh Healthcare Commission are the change agents for society, this is not only a job but is responsibility to work with commitment to bring sustainable change for quality healthcare services across the province of Sindh.
He added: "The team members of Sindh Healthcare Commission are the change agents for society, this is not only a job but is responsibility to work with commitment to bring sustainable change for quality healthcare services across the province of Sindh.
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She said that she had consulted the Punjab Healthcare Commission but the body did not give a verdict even after 13 months.
Punjab Healthcare Commission DG was tried to be contacted for a comment, but he was unavailable.
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."
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.
A hospital trust branded as having "appalling" standards of care by the Healthcare Commission has published its mortality rates online.

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