Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an overall ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following a re-inspection of its adult mental health services in June 2016.

The CQC is the independent regulator for health and social care in England, and it assesses the safety and quality of the services provided by hospitals, GP surgeries and dentists. A previous CQC inspection in September 2015 had rated Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust as ‘Good’ in three out of the five quality measurements, finding that the trust was caring, responsive and well-led. However, this previous review also highlighted further improvements to make the services provided more effective and safer.

Following the re-inspection, the Oxford Health is now rated ‘Good’ overall.

Two of our services have already been rated ‘Outstanding’. These are the Luther Street GP practice, which provides GP and dental services to homeless people, and our Community Health Services for children, young people and families.

The new rating recognises the high quality mental health services provided by the adult community, inpatient services and rehabilitation service teams at the trust.

Stuart Bell, Oxford Health’s Chief Executive, said:

“This is a tremendous achievement by our staff, who have made further improvements in a short time and I’d especially like to thank our adult mental health staff for their contribution to this. I’m grateful to the CQC for offering us the opportunity to have the recent re-inspection. This has given us external assurance that our ongoing work to improve the quality of care for all of our patients is on the right path and we will continue our efforts to make this even better in future.”

Read the full CQC report.