'Outstanding' Openness at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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NHS Improvement has published the results of the first annual ‘Learning from Mistakes League’ today and Oxleas NHS is delighted to be ranked second out of 230 trusts nationwide for our outstanding levels of openness and transparency.

The ‘Learning From Mistakes League 2016’ launched by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt,  at the NHS Global Safety Summit, forms part of a range of new measures to improve safety and transparency within the NHS and build a safer service for patients.

The league table draws on a range of data designed to identify levels of openness and transparency in health trusts for the first time.

It reveals 18 organisations were rated as outstanding and 102 as good. Another 110 organisations were found to have significant concerns or a poor reporting culture.

Andy Trotter, Chair of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, said: "It takes real commitment and dedication to build a culture of genuine openness in any organisation and for Oxleas to receive this national acknowledgement is a significant achievement."

Ben Travis, Acting Chief Executive, said: “It is great to be highlighted for our commitment to openness and transparency. We value our staff and strive to foster a culture of learning and continuous development. We also recognise that in order to deliver quality services to our patients, staff must have the freedom and support to speak out.”

Published on 9th March 2016