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More hospital inspections announced

Published:
24 October 2013
Categories:
  • Public,
  • Hospitals

A further 19 NHS trusts will be inspected from January 2014 using larger, expert teams that include professional and clinical staff and members of the public who use care.

These NHS trusts are the first to be given one of the following ratings.

  • Outstanding
  • Good
  • Requiring improvement
  • Inadequate

How have we chosen these trusts?

We have selected the next 19 NHS trusts to inspect based on whether they:

  • score highly in our intelligent monitoring tool.
  • are a foundation trust applicant that Monitor have asked us to look at.
  • were inspected by Sir Bruce Keogh.

We have also selected eight mental health trusts and community health services to help us test and develop our models for the way we inspect and regulate those services.

Which trusts will we inspect?

From the Band 1 of our intelligent monitoring

  • Aintree University Hospital NHS FT (North)
  • Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS FT (South)
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS FT (London)
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (North)
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (Central)
  • Royal Berkshire NHS FT (South)
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (Central)

Foundation Trust aspirants

  • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Band 2) (North)
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Band 3) (South)
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (Band 3) (South)
  • St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (Band 6) (London)

Keogh inspection follow ups

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS FT (Band 1) (Central)
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT (Band 2) (North)
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (Band 1) (South)
  • Dudley Group NHS FT (Band 4) (Central)

Intermediate trusts

  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS FT (Band 3) (South)
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (Band 2) (London)
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS FT (Band 6) (Central)
  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT (Band 5) (North)

Mental health trusts/community health services

  • Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust – FT applicant (Community - North)
  • Central Essex Community Services (Provider) – Social Enterprise (Community – Central)
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust – FT applicant (Mental Health - Central)
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust – FT applicant (Community - Central)
  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust – FT applicant (Mental Health - South)
  • Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, MH – FT applicant (Mental Health - Central)
  • Solent NHS Trust – FT applicant (Combined - South)
  • SW London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust – FT applicant (Mental Health – London)

What is our intelligent monitoring?

Intelligent monitoring looks at 150 different indicators covering a range of information including patient and staff experience and statistical measures of performance.

These indicators give our inspectors a clear picture of the areas of care that need to be looked at in NHS acute trusts.

Together with local information from partners and the public, this monitoring helps us to decide when, where and what to inspect.

It will also help us identify and respond more quickly to hospitals where there is a risk that people might not be receiving safe, effective, high quality care.

CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards said: “As a doctor, I liken intelligent monitoring to a screening test; our inspection combined with intelligent monitoring provides the diagnosis, following which we make a judgement, which will in turn lead to action.”

Find out more about intelligent monitoring.

Read the results of our monitoring for each acute trust in the country.

We will update and refine this information as we gain greater insight and receive more feedback about the quality and safety of care in trusts. We want trusts to use the information to help them improve their performance.

Last updated:
4 June 2014