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Provider: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Good

Reports


Inspection carried out on 11 September 2017

During a routine inspection

Our rating of the trust stayed the same. We rated it as good because:

  • Safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led were good.
  • Community inpatients was good overall. Safe had improved from requires improvement to good. Caring had improved from good to outstanding.
  • Community dental services were good for safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. This was the first time this service had been inspected.
  • Sexual health services were good for safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. This was the first time this service had been inspected.
  • In rating the trust, we took into account the current ratings of the three services not inspected this time.


CQC inspections of services

Service reports published 30 July 2018
Inspection carried out on 11 September 2017 During an inspection of Community dental services Download report PDF | 417.6 KB (opens in a new tab)Download report PDF | 1.14 MB (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 11 September 2017 During an inspection of Community health inpatient services Download report PDF | 417.6 KB (opens in a new tab)Download report PDF | 1.14 MB (opens in a new tab)
Inspection carried out on 11 September 2017 During an inspection of Community health sexual health services Download report PDF | 417.6 KB (opens in a new tab)Download report PDF | 1.14 MB (opens in a new tab)
See more service reports published 30 July 2018
Inspection carried out on 8 - 11 December 2014; Unannounced 21 December 2014

During a routine inspection

When aggregating ratings, our inspection teams follow a set of principles to ensure consistent decisions. The principles will be balanced by inspection teams using their discretion and professional judgement in the light of all of the available evidence.

  • We found that the provider was performing at a level which led to a judgement of good.

  • The Board provided clear leadership to its staff and the culture of the organisation was found to be positive across all of the services. Engagement was good with the ‘Livingroom to Boardroom’ approach embedded into the trust values and vision.

  • The trust had a detailed vision and strategy in place to meet the needs of the communities it served across West Sussex, Brighton and Hove. In a relatively short time (two years) the new trust board and executive team had transformed the organisation through a change programme that involved substantial cultural and clinical challenges. The senior leadership within the trust had engaged with staff, patients and stakeholders to ensure the success of the transformation programme. We found that staff were fully engaged with the improvement programme and spoke highly of the executive team. The trust had been nominated for several local and national awards.

  • There were robust clinical governance arrangements that were clear in terms of lines of accountability up to Board level and through the Clinical Divisions in each of the services.

  • There were elements of good practice across a range of units and teams within each core services. The staff were caring and there was good practice to ensure safe,effective and responsive care. The organisation was well led.

  • In End of Life care it was felt that the responsiveness of this service was outstanding with national recognition of the transformation by NHS England and the model now being rolled out into six other organisations.
  • Childrens services were found to be good in caring. The inspection team observed staff interact with children and their families during the inspection and found the interactions to be very caring, compassionate and tactful. We observed children respond in a very positive way to staff which demonstrated genuine fondness and appreciation for the relationships that had developed.

Joint inspection reports with Ofsted

We carry out joint inspections with Ofsted. As part of each inspection, we look at the way health services provide care and treatment to people.