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Best risk banding for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital says Care Quality Commission

14 March 2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, has given Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust the best risk banding possible in their latest Intelligent Monitoring Report.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, has given Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust the best risk banding possible in their latest Intelligent Monitoring Report.

Tony Bell, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are pleased to note that the Care Quality Commission has in its latest assessment has given our hospital the best risk banding possible—Band 6.

“We welcome the overall changes that the CQC has made to provide a more specialist, expert and risk based approach to hospital inspections following the recommendations from the Francis Report. These developments, one aspect of which is the Intelligent Monitoring Report, will play a significant part in ensuring our NHS provides the right care to patients.

“That said, we are never complacent when it comes to the safety of our patients. While no red flags are reported there are areas where we are working hard to be ‘best in class’.  We hope that this greatly improved result reassures the public with the knowledge that we provide an excellent service and experience to our patients.”