External assessment

Care Quality Commission


All health and adult social care providers who provide regulated activities are required by law to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). To do so, providers, such as us, must show they are meeting their standards of quality and safety.

If a trust is found to be falling short of the standards, a warning notice will be issued. This can then escalate to a fine, prosecution, restrictions on activities or, in extreme cases, closure.

We are registered with the CQC with no conditions.

Our CQC rating

Following registration, the CQC regularly checks all hospitals in England to ensure they are still meeting the national standards. The CQC undertook an inspection of our hospitals in January and February 2018. Publishing its report on 14 May 2018, the CQC rated our Trust as requires improvement.  

You can see our ratings below, and read the reports on the CQC website: www.cqc.org.uk (opens in a new window).  

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