Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has achieved a ‘Good’ overall rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

A re-inspection took place between 27 February and 1 March 2017, when the CQC was impressed with the progress made since their initial inspection in April 2016. They found there had been significant improvements and any previous concerns had been addressed.

The CQC inspectors found the trust is well led and have said they have confidence in the leadership team at Oxleas NHS. Patients and staff were also very positive about the trust.

Andy Trotter, Chair, at Oxleas NHS said: “This rating is a result of the hard work and commitment of our staff and is acknowledgement of the quality of care and services they provide to our patients every day. I am very pleased that their dedication has been recognised in this way.”

Dr Ify Okocha, Medical Director, at Oxleas NHS said: “I would like to thank everybody who has worked incredibly hard, particularly in the last year. I am confident we will be able to maintain this and do even better in the future.”

Steve Russell, Executive Managing Director for NHS Improvement (London), said: “Today’s CQC rating is an impressive result for everyone who has helped Oxleas improve, and every member of staff at the trust should be very proud of what they have helped deliver for patients over the past year.

“Oxleas provides a wide range of services across a large geography, and it is testament to every member of the team in all locations and in all settings that the CQC’s inspection earlier this Spring found evidence to rate all five key aspects at the trust as ‘Good’. The overall ‘Good’ rating is a result of a strong focus on patients, service users and their families, and commitment to continual learning and improvement, and I am delighted that the hard work of everyone at Oxleas has been recognised in today’s success.”

Published on 2nd May 2017