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CQC Report 2018

Inspections by the Care Quality Comission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the organisation responsible for ensuring that health and social care services in England – including hospitals, care homes, dental practices and GP surgeries – provide safe, high-quality care.

The CQC regularly checks services to ensure they meet national standards for quality and safety, and is in the course of introducing new-style inspections which will rate services as outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.

What’s the standard?
The national standards are set by parliament and can be found on the CQC website.

How are we doing?
The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (L&D) achieved an overall rating of ‘good’ from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018, with some areas rated ‘outstanding’.

The key results of the inspection are that:

  • We remained Good overall
  • All of our Core Services are now good or outstanding
  • We remained Outstanding for the ‘Well Led’ and ‘Responsive domains for our core services
  • We remained Good for the ‘Effective’ and ‘Caring’ domains for our core services
  • We remained Requires Improvement for the ‘Safe’ domain
  • We received a Good for the new inspection regime for Well Led and also for our Use of Resources.

The CQC inspectors also identified some areas for improvement which the Trust recognises and has already begun to address.

Find out more
For full details, visit the CQC website and see also ‘Chief Inspector of Hospitals rates Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Good’

See our report
Please see a summary by the CQC on the L&D and our full report here.

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