Annual report

This is published each year and also contains our summary financial statement.

Care Quality Commission Core Standard Declaration

All NHS organisations assess their performance against the Government’s 24 core Standards for Better Health, which is published in a Core Standards Declaration coordinated by the Care Quality Commission.

Nurse staffing

Following the publication of the report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry (the Francis report) all trusts have been asked to produce a summary of the numbers of nursing staff available across all inpatient wards in the previous month. 

Patient and carer experience

The Trust welcomes and encourages feedback about the care and treatment we provide, from the people who use our services. 

Patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE)

PLACE is the new system for assessing the quality of the hospital environment, which replaces Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) inspections from April 2013.

Quality Account and Quality Report

All health service providers have to submit a report about the quality of their services. Ours are here in our quality account and quality report.

Quality payments

The Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework enables commissioners to reward excellence, by linking a proportion of NHS providers’ income to the achievement of local quality improvement goals. Our CQUINs for 2017-2019 are here.

Quality priorities

Each year the board of directors agree a number of key quality priorities to ensure that we continue to improve the quality of our services. These priorities are developed with our stakeholders (clinical commissioning groups, social services, overview and scrutiny committees, Healthwatch and trust governors).