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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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Compliance and regulation

Care Quality Commission

care-quality-commission-logoWe are rated on our performance by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. It regulates care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. Its aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone - in hospitals, care homes and people's own homes. 

You can read the Trust's latest CQC report here

NHS Litigation Authority and Clinical Negligence Schemes for Trusts
The Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts handles all clinical negligence claims against member NHS bodies where the incident in question took place on or after 1 April 1995 (or when the body joined the scheme, if that is later). Although membership of the scheme is voluntary, all NHS Trusts (including Foundation Trusts) and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England currently belong to the scheme. 

Health & Safety Executive
It is Trust policy to do all that is reasonably practical to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors and others using our facilities. The appropriate polices, procedures and risk assessments are in place and reviewed regularly to ensure the Trust meets its statutory duties. The Trust recognises that successful health and safety management requires strong partnership working especially raising awareness with staff. The Trust support this through relevant training and supervision of staff and the monitoring of any third party contractors. The Trust has an accredited Local Security Management Specialist and is a partner in local crime and disorder partnerships.