Trust Improvement Plan

30 January 2019
Our Improvement Plan, which was developed with our staff, brings together multiple plans to improve delivery and efficiency of services.

In September 2015, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected our hospitals and published a report that rated the Trust ‘inadequate’. NHS Improvement also recommended that the Trust was placed in special measures.

The Trust was subsequently asked to produce an Improvement Plan to set out how and by when we would address their concerns and reduce the amount of money spent by the Trust each week. It outlines our five priority areas for improvement:

  • Leadership and accountability
  • Strategy
  • Quality improvement
  • Operational capacity
  • Financial recovery

A comprehensive re-inspection was carried out in September 2016 with the findings published in January 2017. The CQC recommended that the Trust rating was improved to ‘good’ – a considerable achievement over a period of 18 months – and NHS Improvement recommended that the Trust was removed from special measures.

The Improvement Plan remains a dynamic document updated on a regular basis to demonstrate that we continue to build on the progress being made, and to ensure it remains fit for purpose and reflective of the priorities of the Trust.

The latest version of the Improvement Plan can be accessed below.