Care Quality Commission Final Report

In our last briefing we reported that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had visited our Cumbria and Lancashire area in March. We have since received their final compliance report and I'm very pleased to report that it was an extremely positive one.

The visit was said to have identified no areas of non-compliance or concern and many areas of good practice. The inspectors commented on the highly motivated and professional workforce, and the report includes many positive statements from patients and staff. This is extremely positive external assurance about the quality of service provided by the Trust and its staff.

The Trust has received a further favourable Quality and Risk Profile, indicating that the CQC has not identified any areas of risk of non-compliance. The report is a testament to the hard work all staff have put in over the last year to improve the level of care we offer to our patients. The report is available to view at: