Our Care Quality Commission rating improves

We have welcomed the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into our services.

The Trust has responded to the concerns of the regulators with an improvement programme which has started to show results, reflected in the new over rating of ‘requires improvement’.

Jan Ditheridge, Chief Executive at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are pleased that the CQC have recognised the hard work of our staff and the improvements we have made for our service users.

“Our teams have shown commitment and determination to make things better for people in Sheffield with wide-ranging improvements, and we’ve done it while meeting the challenges that COVID-19 brought. We know that this acknowledgement of improvement will continue to motivate all of us to keep improving and get back to ‘good’.

“We have lots more work to do to ensure that service users in Sheffield get the very best care from our Trust. We will be continuing our programme of work to improve our services; our aim has always been to get back to an overall rating of ‘good’ and that’s what we are aiming for.”

The CQC found that we were open and honest about the difficulties we have faced and continue to face. They described the Trust as having completed the first steps on our journey to improvement. They also said they could see the Trust’s commitment to continue to improve the quality of care provided to the local community.

They also found the Trust had:

  • Improved leadership
  • Improved how they manage risks to ensure safe care of service users
  • A better overview of staffing, with more experienced nurses in post
  • Made improvements to inpatient accommodation
  • Provided kind and compassionate care.

You can take a look at the CQC's full inspection report by clicking here