Keogh Report 16th July 2013

The Review into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England: overview report by Prof Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, looking at 14 NHS Trusts with higher than average mortality rates has been published. Common problems across the varying Trusts have been highlighted and 8 Ambition Statements have resulted.

In brief, these are as follows:

To make demonstrable progress towards reducing unavoidable deaths; access to accurate data about quality of service available to all; patients and the public should feel confident that their feedback is listened to; confidence in the quality assessment made by the Care Quality Commission;  no hospital should be an island and there should be no professional, academic or managerial isolation; nurse staffing levels and skill mix should be appropriate; junior doctors in specialist training will be seen as the clinical leaders of today, not just in the future and, finally, that all NHS organisations will understand the positive impact that happy and engaged staff have on patient outcomes and will be making this a key part of their quality improvement strategy



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