6:17 pm, Tue 17 Sep 2013
Croydon may be under scrutiny today, but it's not the only London trust to have garnered attention for its failings.
Newham General was found to be providing inadequate care and protection for its patients.
Enfield's Chase Farm Hospital was found to be keeping records badly, as well as being short-staffed.
And Basildon Hospital has been under investigation for its high death rates
The new enhanced inspections are intended to identify and stop these problems sooner.
By the end of the year the CQC will visit 18 hospitals - with its reputation at stake, along with the health of countless patients.
6:13 pm, Tue 17 Sep 2013
The Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, explains how the new inspection regime will be different from the old one.
6:12 pm, Tue 17 Sep 2013
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is the first on the list for the enhanced inspections because it's been identified as 'high risk'. It has the second most understaffed A&E department in the country.
These new inspections have been introduced after the inspectors themselves - the Care Quality Commission - were criticised for how they dealt with under-performing hospitals.
3:56 pm, Tue 17 Sep 2013
The Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, is leading the inspection in Croydon.
His team will assess every site that delivers acute services and eight key services areas: A&E; medical care (including frail elderly); surgery; intensive/critical care; maternity; paediatrics/children's care; end of life care; and outpatients.
The Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards (right), is leading the inspection.
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Tonight there will also be a 'listening event' where local people can share their views of the hospital's care.
A "listening exercise" will be held tonight.
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11:37 am, Tue 17 Sep 2013
Croydon was deemed one of six 'High Risk' trusts of the 18 to be inspected under the new regime
It was deemed to be have the second most understaffed A&E unit in the country
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust employs 151 permanent staff, a shortfall of 51 according to the guidelines
Source: Care Quality Commission
6:00 am, Tue 17 Sep 2013
The Care Quality Commission's new programme of hospital inspections starts today with an inspection of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
The inspections will involve larger inspection teams than CQC has used before - they'll include doctors, nurses and trained members of the public.