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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Background to this inspection

Updated 15 February 2019

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was established as an NHS trust in 1998 following the merger of United Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and St James’ and Seacroft University Hospitals NHS Trust. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is among the largest NHS trusts in the United Kingdom, serving a population of approximately 780,000 in the Leeds area and over 5 million in the surrounding areas of West Yorkshire.

The trust operates from seven locations providing a variety of services at each:

  • St James’ University Hospital
  • Leeds General Infirmary
  • Chapel Allerton Hospital
  • Leeds Dental Institute
  • Seacroft Hospital
  • Wharfedale Hospital
  • Leeds Children’s Hospital

The trust currently provides over 2000 inpatient beds, 453 day-case beds and 504 outpatient clinics per week. The trust employs approximately 17,900 staff. From August 2017 to July 2018 there were 169,639 inpatient admissions and 1,207,911 outpatient admissions at the reporting locations of Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, St James’ University Hospital and Wharfedale Hospital. During the same period there were 8,928 babies delivered at the trust and 222,803 accident and emergency attendances.

Trust services are commissioned by Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The trust works in partnership with the local authority and the local mental health trust.

The CQC has carried out a number of inspections of the trust; the last comprehensive inspection of the acute services was in March 2014 with further focused inspections carried out in May 2016 and December 2017. We rated effective, caring, responsive and well led as good, safe was rated as requires improvement. We rated the trust as good overall.

Overall inspection


Updated 15 February 2019

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

  • We rated effective, caring, responsive and well led as good, safe was rated as requires improvement. All five domains remained at the same rating from our inspection in 2016.
  • In rating the trust, we took in to account the current ratings of the services that we did not inspect during this inspection but that we had rated in our previous inspection.
  • We rated well led for the trust overall as good. This was not an aggregation of the core service ratings for well led

Our full inspection report summarising what we found and the supporting evidence appendix containing detailed evidence and data about the trust is available on our website –