Doncaster NHS trust set to be inspected

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A Doncaster health trust is set to undergo a formal inspection, following the recent shake-up of primary care services.

Prior to the inspection, which is due to start on April 14, patients and members of the community are being asked to share their views on the services provided by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

In order to give their views people in the borough are being encouraged to attend a listening event at Doncaster Racecourse on April 13 from 6.30pm.

The Chief Inspector, Professor Sir Mike Richards, announced that he will lead significantly larger inspection teams than before, headed up by clinical and other experts including trained members of the public.

Sir Mike said: “The new inspections are designed to provide people with a clear picture of the quality of the services in their local hospital, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting the many hospitals providing good and excellent care.

He continued: “We know there is too much variation in quality – these new in-depth inspections will allow us to get a much more detailed picture of care in hospitals than ever before. It is vital that we also hear the views of the people who have had care at any of the hospitals run by the trust, or anyone else who wants to share information with us.”

The Trust will be inspected and given an overall rating under radical changes which have been introduced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The report will be published by the CQC later this year.