National Inpatient Survey

The National Inpatient Survey is designed to assess the experience of adults who are admitted to an NHS hospital for care and treatment.

Evidence from academic research suggests that when people are involved in their own care, decisions are made more effectively and health outcomes improve. Surveys such as those included in the National Patient Survey Programme are an important way to assess this.

The Patient Experience Team Co-ordinate the distribution of these surveys within the Trust.

Each year the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will then use the results from the National Inpatient survey in the regulation, monitoring and inspection of the NHS acute trusts in England.

You can find more information on the CQC and The National Inpatient Survey here http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/surveys