Trusts to receive performance ratings

The results of the most comprehensive assessment of NHS performance will be revealed this week.

Ratings for every NHS trust in England will be published on Thursday by the Healthcare Commission.  

Results will be eagerly compared with the first ‘annual health check’, conducted in 2006, to see if services are improving.
 
The health check will assess the quality of services, measured against the DoH’s core standards and national targets. It also measures how well they manage their finances.

Healthcare Commission chief executive Anna Walker said: ‘The target is to get core standards in place across the NHS. This would give all patients a minimum guarantee on issues such as safety, cleanliness, waiting times and quality of care, regardless of where they lived. It would be an historic achievement.’

The results will rank all of the country’s 394 NHS trusts as ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘fair’ or ‘weak’ for service quality and finances.

Ms Walker added: ‘The trust boards suggested there has been progress in the past 12 months. This week we will be able to confirm or refute this.’

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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