The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. Their role is to ensure that hospitals and other healthcare providers deliver services that are safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led.

Trust rating

The CQC has today (Wednesday 12 June 2019) published the following reports:

  • Inspection Report for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Improvement Use of Resources for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The CQC inspections and interviews took place between Wednesday 30 January 2019 and Thursday 21 February 2019.

The overall rating for the Trust remains Requires Improvement.

The report recognises improvements including maternity, end of life care and regarding patients with mental health conditions at King’s College Hospital (Denmark Hill). However there are areas that require focused attention in terms of patient care, staff morale and running our hospitals more effectively and efficiently. We have already taken immediate action to tackle the issues at the Princess Royal University Hospital Emergency Department and are working in partnership with internal staff groups to improve morale.

For full details see the CQC website

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust rating

CQC overall rating: Requires Improvement

Inspection report published: 12 June 2019

See the report

Individual hospital ratings

Our individual hospitals also have their own rating. The PRUH and King’s College Hospital (Denmark Hill) and are rated as ‘Requires Improvement’, and Orpington Hospital is rated ‘Good’.

PRUH

CQC overall rating: Requires Improvement
Inspection report published: 12 June 2019

See the report

Orpington Hospital

CQC overall rating: Good
Inspection report published:  30 September 2015

See the report

King’s College Hospital

CQC overall rating: Requires Improvement
Inspection report published: 12 June 2019

See the report