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Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes reports on Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

27 March 2017
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Media,
  • Mental health hospital services

The Care Quality Commission has published reports on services across two hospitals at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Inspectors carried out a short notice announced focused inspection of the Wards for people with learning disabilities or autism, Acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care units, Wards for older people with mental health problems, Child and adolescent mental health wards at Prospect Park Hospital and Berkshire Adolescent Unit in December 2016 to check on whether improvements had been made following previous inspections.

The inspection identified improvements in many services and all wards inspected are now rated Good and the overall rating for the trust remains Good.

Findings from the inspections have been published on on our website


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Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

This report follows a focussed inspection on the quality of medical care, surgery and end of life care services provided at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Inspection teams include a range of clinical and other experts including experts by experience.

The Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, is leading significantly larger inspection teams than before, headed up by clinical and other experts including trained members of the public.
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.