Nuffield is only UK-wide group with top ratings

Nuffield Health has announced it is the only UK-wide independent hospital provider to have all its hospitals rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by UK regulators.

Theatre staff at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital’s heart unit celebrate their CQC rating

Its Plymouth and Bournemouth hospitals received ‘good’ ratings from the Care Quality Commis­sion (CQC) in the summer and join the healthcare charity’s 32 other hospitals across the UK rated similarly.  The group’s Cambridge, Leeds and Chichester hospitals have ‘outstanding’ ratings. 

Plymouth Hospital and Bourne­mouth Hospital were previously rated as ‘requires improvement’ after their last inspections.

Ben Davies, the group’s interim clinical services director, said: ‘This achievement is testament to the hard work of our teams across our network of 37 hospitals and healthcare clinics.’

Nuffield Health’s medical centres and healthcare clinics, located within fitness and well-being centres, which have been visited by UK regulators, are all rated as ‘Good’.

 Nuffield’s newly opened and 37th hospital at St Bartholomew’s in London will not be rated until the Care Quality Commission (CQC) completes its next inspection of the hospital. 

Nuffield Health added: ‘In Scotland and Wales, there are no specific “outstanding” and “good” ratings like the CQC ratings in England. However, Nuffield Health’s three hospitals in Scotland and Wales have been assessed for safe delivery of patient care and leadership with good feedback from regulators.’