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One in two PCTs 'could fail CQC registration standards'

By Gareth Iacobucci

Half of all PCTs are in danger of failing to meet registration standards for the Care Quality Commission, the head of the organisation has warned.

Speaking at a debate on the future of the NHS at the Westminster Health Forum, Baroness Young warned that many ‘laggard' trusts had a lot of work to if they were to be in a fit state for registration by April 1.

The standards, currently under discussion by the Government, will measure trusts in areas such as assessment and monitoring of the quality of provision, medicines management, premises, and complaints handling.

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