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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded Good by CQC

Posted on: 31/01/2018

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded Good by CQC, with an Outstanding for Caring.

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has found improvement in the quality of services for patients since the last inspection. A team of inspectors from the CQC visiting the trust unannounced between September and December 2017 to check the quality of four core services, which are now all rated as Good.

CQC Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (and lead for mental health), Dr Paul Lelliott, said:

“Previously we rated services at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as requires improvement. I am delighted that the Trust has taken to heart the findings from that and built on them to improve. We have found that the trust board and senior leadership team has put its clear vision and values at the heart of the organisation, working hard to make sure staff at all levels understood how this relates to their daily roles.

“During this inspection we have found examples of good practice in all core services we inspected. In particular we have seen a significant improvement in the quality of care. Services are more flexible and highly personalised to meet patients’ individual needs. I congratulate all concerned on the positive changes that we have found.”

Read the full report here