The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health care services in England. The CQC has the responsibility to ensure that people are provided with safe, effective, compassionate and high quality healthcare. The Trust is required to register all services that deliver clinical care with the CQC. Inpatient services, with wards group as hospitals where appropriate, are registered as separate listed locations and the majority of community services are listed under Trust Headquarters.
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission without conditions. The attached document sets out the Trust's Statement of Purpose.
Care Quality Commission Inspections Update
The unannounced Care Quality Commission compliance inspection of Bootham Park Hospital, Lime Trees and Trust Headquarters during December 2013 identified areas for improvement. The Trust responded by taking immediate action which was followed by a more considered and broader response. The actions are set out in the immediate and full response action plans, the versions demonstrate review and progress over time.
Recent Care Quality Commission Inspections
On 10 December 2013, the CQC commenced a two day unannounced inspection across seven sites including; Oak Rise at Acomb, White Horse View, Lime Trees, Bootham Park Hospital, Millside, Parkside Lodge and Trust Headquarters.
The inspection was a planned event and was not prompted because of concern or increased indication of risk. The inspection was conducted by 14 people including; specialist advisors, experts by experience and compliance inspectors. The inspection teams talked to staff, service users and carers as well as observing practice, considering the environment and checking clinical and other records and documents.
The inspections focussed on the following outcomes:-
Outcome 2 - Consent to Care and Treatment
Outcome 4 - Care and Welfare of People sho use Services
Outcome 10 - Safety and Suitability of Premises
Outcome 13 - Staffing
Outcome 16 - Assessing and Monitoring the Quality of Service Provision
Outcome 21 - Records
More information on the CQC's inspection process can be found here
As part of a nation-wide focus on the quality of NHS services, all NHS Trusts are required to publish their Quality Accounts in 2010.
Our Quality Accounts focus on quality of services in three areas:
The Trust’s Quality Accounts show the committed work that has taken place in the last year to improve the quality of services provided, as well as giving a forward look at how we aim to further improve the quality of our services.
The Quality Accounts are available to download by clicking the link below.
The purpose of these reports is to provide Board Members with a monthly high level report of key financial and non-financial performance. The reports offer a summary of progress against national and local performance indicators as well as key areas of attention for the Trust Board.
The Clinical Quality & Assurance Service (previously the Performance Team) are delighted to introduce their first edition of the "Quality Focus" Newsletter. We intend to make it a regular publication and to use it to keep you in touch with news and developments which relate to all things "quality" within the Trust. In this, and future editions, we shall be reporting up-to-date information on the Care Quality Commission, Monitor, our contractual requirements with commissioners and any in-house quality developments.
The newsletter will be published bi-monthly and we are keen to respond to the interests of our readers and look forward to your feedback and comments on this first edition using the contact address at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow us on Twitter @LYPFT_Quality
The National Service User Survey was undertaken for Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 2013.
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