Can you give trust a clean bill of health?

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Derbyshire residents are being asked to tell the Care Quality Commission (CQC) what they think of services run by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

The trust is being inspected next week under radical changes being introduced by the CQC. A team including clinical experts and people who have experience of using the organisation’s services will start the formal inspection on Monday, looking at children and families’ services, those relating to adults with long conditions, in patient services and end of life care.

Inspectors will be speaking to district nurses, ward staff and health visitors as well as contacting patients, visiting clinics to talk to people and visiting people in their own homes to find out about the care provided.

But the CQC is also appealing to people to contact them with their experiences of using services run by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals, said: “The new inspections are designed to provide us with a clear picture of the quality of the services, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting those organisations providing good and excellent care.”

To give your views to the CQC, see, email or call 03000 61 61 61.