27 February 2018

East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) has been advised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of the timings for its first annual inspection.

This is the new style of inspection by the CQC and follows on from the comprehensive inspection of ELFT in 2016 where we were rated as ‘outstanding’.

The inspection will be in two parts.

The first stage will be a short notice core service inspection of our clinical services structured around five ‘key lines of enquiry’ to review if our services are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. The CQC will inspect our core services before 31st March 2018.

The second part of the inspection will be a Well Led domain-focused inspection from Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th April 2018.

The two parts of the inspection will then aggregated to form an overall rating.

There will be opportunities for people to get involved and give feedback during the inspection process. These will be promoted through our regular communication channels such as the website, social media and newsletters.

Interim Chief Nurse Lorraine Sunduza said: “The Trust and the CQC share the same goal – for us to provide outstanding care across all our services and we welcome their thoughts and feedback on how we can continuously improve what we do.

“This also gives us an opportunity to show them the work that we do in partnership with our services users, carers and partner organisations.”

Visit www.CQC.org.uk for more information about the CQC and its inspection regime.