Regulator calls for faster improvements at troubled Mid Staffordshire trustBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5535 (Published 17 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5535
- Adrian O’Dowd
Improvements at the troubled Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust must speed up to satisfy the NHS regulator that sufficient change is underway.
The Care Quality Commission has published a second progress report on the trust, which in March received one of the most critical reports of recent years for its failings in care.
A review by the former regulator, the Healthcare Commission, found that “appalling” emergency care at the trust led to unnecessary deaths of patients because of a lack of staff and equipment.
In its new progress report, the Care Quality Commission said the trust was making progress but the pace of …