RHN determined to progress following CQC rating

New CQC rating

In February 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a comprehensive inspection at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN). The RHN has been rated as ‘Good’ in three of the five areas inspected by the CQC: ‘Caring’, ‘Responsive’ and ‘Effective’. The CQC rated the ‘Safe’ and ‘Well-led’ categories as requiring improvement.

With two out of five lines of enquiry rated as falling short of a good rating, the CQC has revised the RHN’s overall rating from ‘Good’ to ‘Requires improvement’.

The RHN has no specific ‘Must Do’ actions arising from the inspection, but the report sets out three ‘Should Do’ items – although Dr Nigel Acheson, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, says that a regulation had not been breached.

The ‘Should Do’ actions include two relating to Chatsworth ward (both completed earlier this year) and a requirement to continue work to make sure all staff are up to date with their mandatory training (the RHN having reached 93% compliance against its target of 95%).

More details are available in our press release on the CQC’s inspection.