CQC cites ‘governance and management’ failings at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report on ‘serious failings’ at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUHT). The report focuses mainly on the quality and safety of care provided at King George Hospital and Queen’s Hospital.

Of particular interest to Healthcare Governance Review is the finding in the report that “Trust governance systems are reported as weak and corporate governance is underdeveloped. Governance systems have recently changed, but lines of communication in the new structure are unclear and there is a risk of duplication or issues being missed. The trust was reliant on external reviews to identify issues, and while it held extensive performance information, this was not used to drive change. There was a lack of learning from incidents, with investigations identifying recurring themes.”

This report provides interesting reading, and lessons, for the governance and management of any provider organisation.

Download the report Investigation report Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust here.

3 Responses to CQC cites ‘governance and management’ failings at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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  3. zee says:

    have seen the comparison between healthcare and banking/finance here a few times and it rings true. Same problem – lack of governance, same result – corruption that rewards the employee and harms the customer.

    While I agree, the simple point that money is lost in one area but people are harmed and LIVES are lost in the other seems lost in the comparison.

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