CQC have announced which NHS acute and mental health providers will be inspected in August 2015.
CQC will now give details of hospitals they will be inspecting every month in order to give providers 20 weeks’ notice of an inspection.
The inspections will assess whether the service overall is: safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led.
Following the inspection, each provider will receive an overall rating of either: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate. Additionally, each of the eight core services will also be rated in the same way to provide performance information at a service, hospital and trust level.
The providers being inspected are being inspected for different reasons. These include hospitals that are priorities for inspection and those that are low risk, following CQC’s analysis of information, following up on concerns raised regionally and a commitment to inspect different types of trusts in different parts of the country.