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Monitoring NHS acute hospitals

  • Public,
  • Hospitals

We look at more than 150 different sets of data to help us to monitor NHS acute trusts.

What is intelligent monitoring?

We use data to monitor services. The data we look at (or indicators) includes information from:

  • Staff
  • Patient surveys
  • Mortality rates
  • Hospital performance information such as waiting times and infection rates.

Intelligent monitoring is one of the four key parts of the way we regulate services. The four parts are:

  • Registration
  • Intelligent monitoring
  • Expert inspection
  • Judgement.

What do we use the results of intelligent monitoring for?

Together with local information from partners and the public, we use the results to help us decide when, where and what to inspect.

We've taken the results of our intelligent monitoring work and grouped the 160 acute NHS trusts into six priority bands for inspection. The bands are based on the likelihood that people may not be receiving safe, effective, high quality care.

Band 1 is the highest priority trusts and band 6 the lowest.

Last update

We last updated these reports on 3 December 2014.

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Last updated:
28 May 2015