It’s official! Harrow’s Health services upgraded to ‘Good’

Care Quality Commission inspectors have this week awarded a “Good” grade to the NHS Foundation Trust that serves Harrow – praising the Trust for its many improvements over the past two years.

From now on you will see the official CQC “Good” mark in all of the 150 locations in Harrow and beyond where the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust offers more than 300 mental, sexual, physical and community health services. 

This is Harrow’s second big win on public service quality in 2017. Earlier this year, Ofsted upgraded Harrow Council’s Children’s Services to a “Good” rating after a thorough, month-long inspection.

Claire Murdoch, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, said: “This report is very good news for patients, particularly in mental health services, and it’s good to see the CQC acknowledge the hard work of the staff who brought the improvement. Our inpatient service for people with a Learning Disability is now officially ‘outstanding’, joining our other ‘outstanding’ ratings in Sexual Health and for ‘caring’ staff.”

Leader of Harrow Council, Cllr Sachin Shah, said: “This is great news! Our health services provide good care for our residents and I am pleased that the work of our NHS staff has been reflected in this report. As a council, we will continue to support and work with both residents and the NHS to ensure good quality service continues.

“We’re also looking at ways we can help relieve pressure off the NHS, for example our recently launched Thrive Harrow campaign champions mental health issues and the path to wellbeing. We also work with voluntary organisations to provide health advice and support. Our residents come first and high quality care is what we will help deliver.”

You can find the full report here.