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Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care provided by Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust

16 June 2015
  • Media,
  • Hospitals

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of their local health services.

Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust is being inspected over three days from today (Tuesday, 16 June). The trust was inspected in April 2014, when it was rated as ‘Requires Improvement’.

It had been placed in to special measures following an inspection in 2013 by Sir Bruce Keogh and his team. The trust remains in special measures.

CQC’s inspection team will be made up of its own inspectors as well as clinical and other experts, including trained members of the public.

Sir Mike said:

"Our inspections are designed to provide people with a clear picture of the quality of the services in their local hospital, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting the many hospitals providing good and excellent care.

"We know there is too much variation in quality and our in-depth inspections allow us to get a much more detailed picture of care in hospitals than ever before.

"Of course we will be talking to doctors and nurses, hospital managers and patients at the trust. But it is vital that we also hear the views of the people who have received care at the trust, or anyone who wants to share information with us.

“We are keen to hear from patients, relatives and members of the public about views on the care they have been given at this trust over the past few months.”

Sir Mike's inspection team will look at services provided by the trust at Newark Hospital, Mansfield Community Hospital and Kings Mill Hospital.

Anyone who wishes to give their views to the inspection team can do this at any time by:

  • Completing the Share Your Experience form online
  • By email to
  • By letter: CQC, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA
  • By phone: 03000 61 61 61

A full report of the inspectors’ findings from the trust inspection will be published by the Care Quality Commission later in the year. The trust will be given one of the following ratings: Outstanding, Good, Requires improvement, Inadequate.

For media enquiries, contact regional engagement manager, Louise Grifferty, on 07717 422917. CQC’s press office can also be reached on 020 7448 9401.

For general enquiries, call 03000 616161.

Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors


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.