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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust remains Good although some work is needed

8 January 2020
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
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A team of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors visited Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in July and August 2019.

This was to check the trust’s progress after an inspection in September and October 2017 and also to check the quality of Royal Berkshire Hospital, West Berkshire Community Hospital  and Windsor Dialysis Satellite Unit. CQC also looked specifically at management and leadership to answer the key question: Is the trust well led? 

The trust remains rated as Good overall for the quality of its services. The trust is rated as Good for being safe, caring, effective, well-led and responsive to people’s needs. 

CQC has also published the trust’s Use of Resources report, which is based on an assessment undertaken by NHS Improvement. The trust has been rated as Good for using its resources productively.

Catherine Campbell, CQC’s Head of Hospital Inspection for the South East said:

“Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is continuing to provide good care to its patients and has achieved Good ratings across each of the five domains that we assess during our inspections. 

“Our inspectors found a strong patient-centred culture with staff committed to keeping their patients safe and encouraging them to be independent. In return patients and relatives spoke highly of staff and how they were informed of treatment plans, and how these would affect them. 

“There are some areas for further improvement. We will continue to monitor the trust closely and return to inspect again in due course” 

For further information please contact CQC Regional Engagement Manager, John Scott on 07789875809 or, for media enquiries, call the press office on 020 7448 9401 during office hours.

Journalists wishing to speak to the press office outside of office hours can find out how to contact the team here (Please note: the duty press officer is unable to advise members of the public on health or social care matters). For general enquiries, please call 03000 61 61 61. 

Last updated:
08 January 2020

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About the Care Quality Commission

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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.