Quality and Safety

 

​​​​​​​​Quality reports and accounts

Quality Account 2018/19
Quality Account 2017/18​​
Quality Account 2016/17
Quality Account 2015/16
Quality Account 2014/15
Quality Account 2012/13

Independent reviews and reports​

RCPCH UHNM review - Summary report
RCPCH UHNM review
RCPCH UHNM review - Appendix 6 You said we heard
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Infection Control - statement of compliance

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is committed to the prevention of avoidable healthcare associated infections. We have a comprehensive infection prevention programme that is aimed at reducing infections and ensuring the safety of our patients. As part of these measures we have an MRSA screening policy in line with national guidance. The policy is monitored through an assurance framework.

Since 2009 all patients attending our hospital for elective (planned) operations or other invasive procedures will be screened for MRSA. The screening will either be carried out in the pre-operative assessment clinic or when a patient is being admitted onto a ward prior to surgery, with the result being available before the surgery or procedure takes place. Patients being admitted onto our wards through Emergency areas as emergency admissions are similarly routinely screened for MRSA.​

Publication of consultant treatment outcomes

NHS England has begun the staged publication of mortality rates for individual hospital consultants in ten specialties, a major breakthrough in NHS transparency. This leads a push to give patients more information about their treatment, helping the NHS drive up and maintain the quality of care.

The data - covering around 3,500 consultants can be seen on the NHS Choices website. The data will initially be refreshed annually and publishing of data in this way will be mandatory from next year.