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Care Quality Commission publishes focused inspection report on South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

25 September 2017
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
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The Care Quality Commission has published a focused inspection report on safeguarding children and young people at the trust following an inspection in July this year.

At an inspection in July 2016 we told them that they must make further improvements to protect children and young people who may be at risk of harm. At this latest inspection we returned to check on the progress of improvements we told them to make.

Further improvements were found and the inspection report is available on our website.


For further information please contact CQC Regional Engagement Officer Kerri James by email or by phone on 07464 92 9966. 

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Last updated:
22 September 2017

Notes to editors

This report follows a focused inspection on the quality of services provided at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust. Inspection teams include a range of clinical and other experts including experts by experience.

Whenever CQC inspects it will always ask the following five questions of every service:
  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people’s needs?
  • Are they well-led?
Since 1 April, registered providers of health and social care services have been required to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.