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Airedale NHS Trust among first visits by Care Quality Commission inspections.
6:30pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust will be one of the first four hospitals to be visited as part of a new programme of Care Quality Commission inspections.
The commission’s chief inspector of hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, previously announced 18 NHS trusts will be visited between August and December to test the new inspection regime.
Andrew Catto, executive medical director and consultant physician for Airedale, said: “We’re pleased the new inspection teams will include trained members of the public, as they hopefully can see things from a different perspective and give us the feedback we need to improve patients’ experiences.
“The new inspections are likely to be more rigorous, with bigger teams spending longer on site looking at a whole range of services and getting views not only from staff, but also patients and their carers.”
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