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Derby Hospitals rated as ‘good’ by CQC inspectors

Published 31/03/2015

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been assessed as ‘good’ overall following a four day inspection of the Trust’s hospital and community services by a team of CQC inspectors. 

The inspection team visited the Royal Derby and London Road hospitals, as well as community nursing teams, last December.

The CQC inspection report, published today, rates 8 out of 11 of the Trust’s core services as ‘good’. The Royal Derby Hospital is rated ‘good’. Areas that ‘require improvement’ include some aspects of the Trust’s community services and end of life services. Inspectors highlighted good care for patients across all areas of the Trust’s work.   

“We are delighted to have been judged to be a ‘good’ Trust overall. Nationally, less than 30% of Trusts have been rated as ‘good’ since the CQC began its new style inspections. However we know there are still areas for improvement and this detailed report will help us focus attention in these specific areas” said John Rivers, Chairman of Derby Hospitals.

“It is pleasing to see that inspectors highlighted the strong leadership, good team working and individualised patient care they observed. Inspectors were impressed with the friendliness of our staff and the pride staff take in their work caring for our patients” said the Trust’s Chief Executive Sue James “Our work in dementia care, in surgery, in outpatients and imaging, and in emergency care were some of the services identified by the inspectors as being key strengths here in Derby.” 

An improvement plan is now being put in place to address areas where improvements are needed. These include strengthening the processes which surround end of life care and increasing nurse staffing numbers in the community. 

You can see the inspection reports in full here: 



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