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Burton Hospitals - potential removal from special measures
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reached a significant milestone this week. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recommended to the Trust’s regulator Monitor that the Trust comes out of ‘special measures’ based on the findings in its latest report.

This is a seminal moment for the Trust, and we are delighted that the CQC and Monitor have recognised the significant improvements we have made as an organisation since our previous inspection in 2014.

The latest CQC report, which you can find here http://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RJF documents our progress and achievements over the last 12 months, and our collective commitment to improving patient outcomes in innovative and collaborative ways.

In particular, the CQC report highlights improvements in safety and leadership, caring and compassionate staff and a strong, responsive, open culture. In the report it says, “…The Trust has made significant improvements in the last twelve months. We saw that services were caring and compassionate. We also saw that people have good outcomes because they receive effective care and treatment that met their needs.”

Across the Trust, more than 80% of its core services were rated as “Good” by the CQC, with notable improvements including Urgent and Emergency Services at QHB,

Medical Care across the Trust, End of Life Care and Services for Children and Young People. Both of the community hospitals in Lichfield and Tamworth were given a “Good” rating overall, which is a great reflection of the quality care they both offer the wider communities.

Whilst the conclusion of the report is that overall our Trust and the Queen’s Hospital site still “Requires Improvement”, the CQC made its recommendation to Monitor to remove the Trust from special measures status based on the significant progress made and the clear commitment to on-going quality improvement.

This is just the beginning of the journey, and we will seek to improve at every step as the Trust’s move from good to great. The CQC report acknowledged several areas where improvement work needs to continue, and the Trust is proactively addressing all of these.

Chris Wood - Chairman
Helen Ashley - Chief Executive

Delivering care where it counts - Public Workshops
As you’ll see in the statement above, things are changing at Burton Hospitals NHS Trust and we would like to invite you to join us at any one of the following sessions to help us shape these changes.

Our patients and community are the people who understand best what they need from their local hospital and at these one hour PUBLIC workshops session we would like to discuss with you the plans we are making for what our Trust looks like in the future.

In response to the changing needs of our communities and challenging financial climate, we are developing a Five Year Plan for our services. One that aims to take down the walls and barriers to care that many of our communities face and that works in partnership with other organisations across our region.

We would like to share with you what this will look like, hear your ideas and discuss the future.

The 1 hour interactive sessions listed on the left  will be run by Alison Wynne, the Director of Strategy who will explain our plans for being responsive to the changing needs of our communities and working in partnership across the region to deliver the right care for our patients, at the right time, in the right place.

The sort of things that we will talk about are:

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Mon 2nd November

14:00 – 15:00 - Archie Gentles Suite, Medical Education Centre, Queen’s Hospital, Belvedere Road. Burton, DE13 0RB.

Tue 3rd November

13.30 – 14.30 - Wiggin Centre, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital, Plantation Lane, Mile Oak, Tamworth, B78 3NG

Wed 4th November

13.30 – 14.30 - Main Seminar Room, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Lichfield, WS13 6EF.

If you would like to attend one of the sessions or would like any more information or have specific access needs please email:

michele.clerc@burtonft.nhs.uk or elly.briggs@burtonft.nhs.uk or contact us on 01283 511511 Ext 5279/5648.

· What services should patients expect from Burton Hospitals in the future?

· How do you want to be treated when you come into hospital?

· What is the ONE thing you want Burton Hospitals to do differently in the future?

· What will make the most difference to you/to patients over the next five years?

· Do you think your local hospitals should provide other community services as well? For example, a supermarket or a taxi service?