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CQC impose conditions on the John Radcliffe Hospital

4 February 2019
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that it must make improvements to the operating theatres at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Following an inspection on 7 December 2018 CQC placed three conditions on the registration of the trust to minimise the risk of patients being exposed to harm.

CQC has told the trust:

  • To ensure patients’ privacy is maintained at all times including when they are asleep, unconscious or lack capacity when in the main operating department.  This includes ensuring all windows in doors to theatres are obscured.
  • To produce an action plan by 20 December 2018, to assess and mitigate the risk of infection and the risk to the health and safety of service users receiving care and treatment and the risk to staff in the main operating department.  
  • Each week from the 21 December the trust must submit a report to the Care Quality Commission, which describes the action taken and sets out the evidence which demonstrate those actions are being taken. 
Last updated:
04 February 2019

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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.