Victoria Prentis MP Responds to CQC Report

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today announced that Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT) must make immediate improvements following its latest inspection.

Inspectors visited the Trust during November and December 2018 and January 2019 to check the quality of five core services: urgent and emergency care, medical care, surgery, maternity, and gynaecology. The CQC also looked specifically at management and leadership.

As a result of this inspection the trust has now been rated ‘Requires Improvement’ overall and ‘Good’ for caring effective and response. For safety and well led it was rated as ‘Requires Improvement’. Previously it had been ‘Good’ overall.

Following the inspection, Victoria commented: “Almost all of my constituents will have used the OUHFT’s services at some point.  Safety matters to us all . I was very concerned to read the CQC’s report and will be following up with the Trust to ensure residents of North Oxfordshire receive the best quality care.”