HCT in top 50 of NHS Trusts ‘Learning from Mistakes’ league table

Posted: March 17 2016

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has made the top 50 NHS Trusts in a new league table by the Department of Health.

HCT in top 50 of NHS Trusts ‘Learning from Mistakes’ league table

HCT came 48th out of 231 other Trusts and Foundation Trusts in the first ever ‘Learning from Mistakes’ league table. The Trust achieved a ‘Good’ rating which also ranks it the best performing NHS Trust in Hertfordshire.

This means HCT has achieved good levels of openness and transparency throughout the organisation.

This year’s table shows that 120 organisations were rated as outstanding or good, 78 had significant concerns and 32 had a poor reporting culture.

HCT Director of Quality & Governance and Chief Nurse, Clare Hawkins, said: “I am delighted with this progress and that we have performed well in both Hertfordshire and nationally. Openness and transparency is something we strive for throughout our Trust.”

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is to ask NHS Improvement to task each Trust and FT with producing an Openness and Transparency Charter.

Mr Hunt announced plans to improve safety and transparency within the NHS - to help build a safer service for patients seven days a week at the first ministerial-level Global Patient Safety Summit.

To view the full league table, click here.

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