Topic: Governance and regulation Our work on governance, accountability and regulation across health and social care Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Projects Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Blog Medical revalidation: trauma, trivia, triumph Vijaya Nath reflects on our latest report on medical revalidation, and considers the effect on doctors going through the process. Press release Revalidation is adding value but there is more to do, report reveals Our new report finds that revalidation has been successful in driving compliance in the appraisal process for doctors but advises leaders not to ‘rest on their laurels’. Report Medical revalidation: From compliance to commitment Our qualitative assessment of the impact to date of medical revalidation on the behaviour of doctors and the culture of organisations within seven case study sites across England. Blog Hospital chains: a recipe for success? Jeremy Hunt has asked Sir David Dalton to advise him how to make it easy for NHS 'super-heads' to take over struggling organisations. But will hospital chains work? Candace Imison looks at experience from the UK and abroad. Blog Can the Care Quality Commission live up to expectations? Although the Care Quality Commission has an important role, the first line of defence against poor quality care must be frontline staff, says Catherine Foot. Paid event Revalidation: Triumph, trivia, trauma:Medical leadership masterclass Article Governors are vital to a foundation trust's success Since 2003, when the previous Health and Social Care Act created the concept of foundation trust governors, their role has been frequently debated but seen by many as offering only a weak form of accountability. Report Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with Monitor: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Completed project Evaluation of the CQC's acute hospital regulatory model We are working with Manchester Business School to examine how the new approach to acute hospital inspection works, how well it measures hospitals' performance, how it is implemented and what impact it has. Video Mike Richards: The Care Quality Commission's new hospital inspection programme Professor Sir Mike Richards introduces the CQC's new hospital inspection programme which will be used to assess all acute NHS hospital trusts/foundation trusts in England by December 2015. The new NHS: quality regulation Regulation of the quality of health care services has risen to the top of the health agenda following the Francis, Keogh and Berwick reports. See a selection of our research, analysis and other work relating to care and quality regulation. Blog Foundation trust governors: the promise of local accountability? Our conversations with governors suggest they are still not fulfilling their potential as the voice of local populations on hospital boards. Not through a lack of will, but rather through a lack of clarity and support, says Becky Seale. Blog A good day to bury a significant piece of legislation? Amid the furore of the Competition Commission’s decision to refuse the merger of Bournemouth and Poole, some significant changes to the current failure regime have been approved in amendments to the Care Bill. Completed project Developing the CQC's approach to the assessment of leadership, culture and governance We developed a conceptual model and supporting tools for assessing culture and leadership that will be used by the CQC in their inspections from April 2014. Report Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Blog NHS mergers: learning the lessons of Bournemouth and Poole What are the repercussions of the Competition Commission's rejection of the proposed merger in Bournemouth and Poole? Blog Making revalidation work: what have we learnt so far? Vijaya Nath looks at what responsible officers – those who make recommendations to the General Medical Council about doctors’ fitness to practice – think about the process of revalidation. Report Revalidation: The early experiences and views of responsible officers from London This paper summarises the results of a small research study designed to capture the experiences of, and reflections on, revalidation of responsible officers in London. Article Encourage GPs to take ownership of their CCG Regardless of their shape or size, building and maintaining strong relationships with GPs is a key challenge for new clinical commissioning groups, write Holly Holder and Shilpa Ross Audio Catherine Davies: Will competition be a help or a hindrance? Catherine Davies, Executive Director of Co-operation and Competition, Monitor discusses competition, regulation and reconfiguration in the NHS.