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Trust receives best ‘risk’ rating by CQC in latest reports


Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has retained its ranking amongst the best hospitals in the country for providing high-quality and safe care under a national rating system.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its latest Intelligent Monitoring reports for acute and specialist trusts in England on 24 July 2014. We have once again been banded in category six, which is the best performing category indicating the least concern.

The rating system, which was introduced last year by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), is based on an intelligent monitoring tool. It looks at a wide range of information including patient experience, staff surveys and mortality rates. Intelligent Monitoring reports group 160 acute NHS trusts into six priority bands for inspection. Band 1 indicates the trusts at the highest priority for inspection and band 6 the lowest. The bands are based on the likelihood that people may not be receiving safe, effective, high quality care. The first intelligent monitoring reports were published in October 2013.

Chief Executive Dr Frank Harsent said:

“I am pleased that this independent and detailed monitoring system demonstrates that we are providing safe and high quality care to our patients.

“Of course, this positive rating does not make us complacent, and we will continue to use a full range of internal measures to monitor the quality of our care so we can continue to make improvements. However, we do see this rating as testament to the skilled and compassionate care that our staff are delivering to our patients every day.”