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The CQC Visit Newham University Hospital

03/05/2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently inspected Newham University Hospital.  The CQC describes its work in this way, “we are the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find, including performance ratings to help people choose care.”
 
In its press release, the CQC said about Newham Hospital, “Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission have found improvements for patients at Newham University Hospital in East London. But they have called for further improvements to protect the security of new-born babies. The hospital in Plaistow, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, had previously been rated 'inadequate' by CQC. The Trust was placed into special measures in 2015.

Following its latest inspection in November 2016, Newham University Hospital (NUH) has now been rated 'requires improvement' overall.   In the latest inspection CQC carried out a focused unannounced inspection of five core services: Medicine (including older people’s care) and Surgery were both rated as Good, while Maternity & Gynaecology, End of Life Care and Services for Children were rated as Requires Improvement.  Read the full CQC report here.

You can contact the CQC directly if you are concerned about a health or social care service in Newham, please click here for contact details.

You can contact Newham University Hospital directly if you want to give your feedback, please click here for contact details.

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