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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Grading:  - Good

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is the fourth largest acute trust in England and provides services to more than 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities.

It also provides specialist services to between three and four million people from neighbouring counties. The trust is based in the heart of Nottingham on three separate sites around the city:

Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House. Queen’s Medical Centre is the emergency care site, where the emergency department, major trauma centre and the Nottingham Children’s Hospital are located.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is registered to provide the following Regulated Activities: • Diagnostic and screening procedures • Family planning • Maternity and midwifery services • Surgical procedures • Termination of pregnancies • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury. • Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983

Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust were inspected as one of 18 CQC new wave pilot inspections in November 2013 but the trust was not rated at this inspection.

The purpose of this comprehensive inspection was to award a rating to the trust for the services it provided. We carried out an announced inspection to the three hospital locations between 15 and 18 September 2015. Unannounced visits were carried out on 28 September to medical wards, children’s wards and the maternity department.

Overall, this trust was rated as “Good.” We made judgements about 16 services across the trust as well as making judgements about the five key questions that we ask. We rated the key questions “are services safe as requires improvement. We rated the key questions, “are services effective, caring and responsive” as good and we rated the key question “are services well led as outstanding.