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All NHS organisations are subject to regular inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This is to ensure services are providing care that is safe, caring, effective and well led.

The Care Quality Commission visited the Trust in January and February 2019, followed by a review in March to inspect core services and conduct a utilisation of resources and well-led review.

Following its first inspection, the Trust has been rated as ‘good’ which is testament to the hard work of 12,500 staff across our five hospitals.

The report compliments staff and volunteers for treating patients with kindness, dignity and respect. Read about some of our areas of outstanding practice below.

CQC stories

newborn baby at Queen's Hospital Burton
Maternity staff's hard work and commitment pays off as CQC rating improves

We’re delighted that our maternity services at Queen’s Hospital Burton and Samuel Johnson Community Hospital have been rated as good in all domains for the services they provide to women a...

Sairah Akhter
A&E department at Queen's Hospital Burton is praised for significantly improving staff retention

We’re delighted that the CQC has recognised the fantastic work of our staff in A&E at Queen’s Hospital Burton for their work to maintain high levels of recruitment and retention o...

Louise Wood Critical Care Sister
CQC praise work to enhance the critical care service at Queen’s Hospital Burton

We’re delighted that the CQC has recognised our staff’s individual contributions to enhancing the critical care service at Queen’s Hospital Burton. ...

Rebecca Purcell, Trainee APT, RDH
Mortuary tours at Royal Derby recognised as an area of best practice

We’re delighted that the CQC has highlighted the tours of the mortuary offered by our pathology team at the Royal Derby Hospital as an area of good practice. ...