Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

CNO to have advisory role in hospital mortality probe

  • 1 Comment

Two senior nurses have been appointed as advisors to a review of hospitals in England with high mortality rates.

Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England, and Professor Elizabeth Robb, chief executive the Florence Nightingale Foundation, are among 21 people announced as members of a national advisory group set up by NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.

The group will guide Sir Bruce’s review into 14 hospitals which have had higher than expected mortality rates.

Other members of the group include leading medics, patient representatives and high profile NHS managers.

The review was announced by prime minister David Cameron during his verbal response statement to the Francis report, which he delivered to the Commons on 6 February.  

The review will guide the “overall review process and advise on how to ensure a robust and consistent approach is taken to conducting the individual investigations”, according to a statement from the NHS Commissioning Board. 

Each of the trusts to be investigated has had poor results over the last two years in the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator, a healthcare mortality measure developed and used by the Department of Health.

The 14 trusts facing review:

  • Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Dudley Group NHS FT
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT
  • Medway NHS FT
  • Burton Hospitals NHS FT
  • 1 Comment

Readers' comments (1)

  • It is obviously clear that these Trusts facing review have not yet found their 6C's

    Once they have taken this simple step everything will be OK !

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs