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Clinical quality

Patients coming to Papworth Hospital can be confident that we are constantly checking that our results are the best they can be for the range of work that we do. The hospital will continue to strive to be the best - we believe our patients should expect nothing less.

CQC Registration

Every health and adult social care service in England is legally responsible for ensuring it meets Essential Standards of Quality and Safety. The Care Quality Commission registers care services if they meet the Essential Standards and monitors them to make sure they continue to do so. Papworth Hospital is registered without conditions by the Care Quality Commission.

Papworth Hospital has the necessary arrangements in place to support the Care Quality Commission standards for safeguarding children.

For more information, refer to the hospital's Children and Young Adult Management Policy .

Papworth Hospital had a routine CQC inspection in March 2015 and achieved an overall rating of ‘good’.

The hospital was found to provide ‘highly effective care with outcomes comparable with or above expected standards’ and its specialist life-saving services ‘ was delivered by highly skilled, committed, caring staff’.

They found that ‘patients were overwhelmingly positive about the care they received at the hospital’ and that ‘staff were very proud of the work they did and very proud of the trust’.

Josie Rudman, Director of Nursing, said: “We welcome the publication of the CQC’s Report which gives Papworth an overall rating of ‘Good’ and which includes very positive feedback from many of our patients and relatives praising the excellent standard of care and attention delivered by you all.

“We are pleased to receive ratings of ‘outstanding’ for both our ‘care’ and ‘effectiveness’ and this reflects the caring, compassionate and supportive attitudes we all present.

“We are keen to build on the feedback from the report which highlighted areas for improvement and so we have put together a comprehensive action plan to ensure we maintain the high quality of care expected by our patients.”

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