Monday, 27 April 2015

NHS Inspections for September 2015 announced

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have announced the 11 acute, community and mental health providers that they will inspect in September 2015, as part of the organisation's comprehensive regime.

The inspections – which are carried out by a mixture of inspectors, clinicians and Experts by Experience – will assess whether the service overall is: safe, effective, caring, responsive to people's needs and well-led.

Following the inspection, each provider will receive an overall rating of either: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate. Additionally, each of the eight core services will also be rated in the same way to provide performance information at a service, hospital and trust level.

The inspection regime allows the CQC to get under the skin of services better than ever before and to provide a clear picture of what care is really like.

The providers listed below have been selected for their planned, comprehensive inspections for different reasons. These include hospitals that are priorities for inspection and those that are low risk, following CQC's analysis of information, following up on concerns raised regionally and a commitment to inspect different types of trusts in different parts of the country.

The 11 providers to be inspected in September are:


  • Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Colchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Mental health

  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Combined acute and community health services

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust
  • Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Combined mental health and community health services

  • Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
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