RNOH consults on priorities for quality in 2013/14

All NHS Trusts are required by the Department of Health to produce an annual Quality Account. The account enables us to report to the public on our commitment to, and progress on assessing quality across all of our services. Part of the process involves giving staff, patients and commissioners the chance to scrutinise our performance in assessing and improving the quality of our services. We are consulting on our priorities until 26 April 2013.

The account sets out our priorities for quality improvement during 2013/2014, and we would like your views on what these priorities should be.

The Trust’s current priorities are:

  • Continue to monitor avoidable infection and maintain current low levels
  • Increase the impact of pre-operative assessment
  • Dementia screening of patients over 75 years of age

Priorities for 2013/14 will be set in line with our commissioner’s intentions and the NHS Outcomes Framework, which will include:

  • Everyone counts
  • The Friends and Family Test
  • NHS Safety Thermometer
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)

Please let us have your views on our priorities or others which you think we should include.

You can give your views by email or post:
stuart.coalwood@rnoh.nhs.uk

Stuart Coalwood
Assistant Director of External Compliance and Quality Assurance
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Brockley Hill
Stanmore
Middlesex
HA7 4LP

Please note: the consultation closes on Friday 26 April 2013.

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