‘The NHS watchdog has accused a privately run urgent care centre of putting patients’ health at risk by using receptionists with minimal medical training to assess how unwell arrivals were. A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has criticised the operation of the urgent care centre at Croydon Hospital in south London, which is run by Virgin Care.
CQC inspectors found the centre was in breach of four basic standards of care and have told Virgin Care to outline by next week the remedial action it is taking.
The CQC’s report, based on inspections of the centre last July and September, concluded that “care and treatment was not planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people’s safety and welfare”.’
Well what else has Jeremy Hunt Bottomley been up to recently? Why holidays in Italy crossing The Rubicon River and such like. What a charmed life Hunt-Bottomley leads. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10617243/Jeremy-Hunt-Why-the-NHS-is-crossing-the-Rubicon.html
“Nice? It’s the only thing,” said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward for his stroke. “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” http://www.writebyte.net/writebyte.dll/GetPage?PageId=MessingAboutInBoats However the Hunt Bottomley Rat fails to charm us as Ratty of ‘Wind in the Willows’ fame does.
Thanks to NLAT for the link.