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CCGs welcome positive report on Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

Health leaders from three commissioning organisations in Nottinghamshire have come together to express their support and pleasure that services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust are operating efficiently following the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s inspection report.

The CQC report, which was released today, states that patients are safe, well cared for and have a generally positive experience of their visit.

The CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, said: “We found that Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust was providing services that were safe, effective, responsive, caring and well-led. Staff we spoke to were positive and engaged, and patients we spoke to were generally positive about the care that they had received at the hospital.”

Speaking on behalf of all three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS)– NHS Rushcliffe, Nottingham North and East and Nottingham West CCGs– Dr Cheryl Crocker, Director of Quality and Patient Safety and Executive Nurse, Nottingham North and East CCG, said: “We welcome the news that the CQC has found Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to be operating efficiently, and that it was seen as safe, effective, responsive, well-led and caring.

“While areas for improvement were identified, including equipment maintenance and mandatory training, it is pleasing to note that the CQC recognised the trust has robust plans in place to tackle this.

“Overall, it’s great for patients to see that in some areas NUH is recognised as an exemplar of best practice, and I’m sure this report will go a long way to reassuring the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire that NUH is delivering a high standard of care to patients.”

“We will continue to work closely with the Trust, and together we will ensure that progress continues to be made.”

A team of more than 60 inspectors visited the trust’s hospitals in November and December 2013. They examined most services, speaking to patients, carers, visitors and staff and other organisations, including our local health care commissioners.

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