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Next independent acute health providers to be inspected

2 February 2015
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We are announcing the next batch of independent acute health providers that we will inspect between April and June 2015.

Group 1: Full inspections of independent acute hospitals

Following pilot inspections that started in October 2014 and are due to finish in March 2015, we will be undertaking full inspections of the following independent hospitals:

  • BMI Three Shires Hospital
  • The Dolan Park Hospital
  • Ramsay Boston West Hospital
  • Southampton NHS Treatment Centre
  • Spire Gatwick Park
  • Transform Medical Norwich
  • Transform Medical Nottingham

Following the inspection, each hospital will receive an overall rating of either: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate. We will also rate each of the core services, such as urgent care, outpatients and surgery, including cosmetic surgery, in the same way as in the NHS.

Group 2: Pilot inspections of independent single specialty acute services and non-hospital acute services

In recognition of the diversity of the independent acute sector, we are undertaking further pilot inspections of single specialty acute services and non-hospital acute services.

This is in two waves: between April and June 2015 and between July to September 2015. The following providers will be inspected during the first wave (April to June 2015):

  • Frant Road Clinic (laser eye surgery)
  • Marie Stopes International Reading (termination of pregnancy)
  • Royal Hospitals for Neuro Disability (long term care facilities)
  • InHealth Limited (diagnostic services)

As with our pilot inspections of independent acute hospitals, these providers will not receive a rating.

All inspections will include announced and unannounced elements and may include inspections in the evenings and weekends when we know people can experience poor care.

Single specialty acute services

These are services that focus only or mainly on one particular specialism, such as:

  • Termination of pregnancy procedures
  • Haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
  • Hyperbaric therapy
  • Diagnostic imaging and endoscopy
  • Diagnostic laboratory services
  • Refractive eye surgery
  • Fertility services
  • Hair transplantation services
  • Specialist inpatient services for long-term conditions.

Non-hospital acute services

The providers in this group are a diverse range of mainly single-handed practitioners providing services of a type that is considered to be more aligned to a secondary care setting than a primary care one.

Last updated:
29 May 2017