latest health care news


Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has praised the ‘kindness and compassion’ shown by staff at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as it was awarded a ‘Good’ rating once again after a series of visits.

The CQC said, following the inspections:

  • Children, young people, families and carers were supported, treated with dignity and respect and were involved as partners in their care.
  • Staff provided emotional support to patients, families and carers to minimise their distress.
  • Staff cared for patients with compassion. Feedback from patients confirmed that staff treated them well and with kindness.
  • Staff involved patients and those close to them in decisions about their care and treatment.
  • Managers across the Trust promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.
  • Services had enough staff with the right qualifications, skills, training and experience to keep people safe from avoidable harm and to provide the right care and treatment.

Sheffield Children’s is one of three dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK. It provides acute and community services for children and young people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire, as well as specialised services across Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and further afield.

It operates the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, as well as inpatient child and adolescent mental health services and care facilities across the city and region.

Sally Shearer, executive director of nursing and quality at Sheffield Children’s said: “I am incredibly proud of all our staff across the Trust committing to supporting children and young people every day.

“Across the Trust our staff are committed to excellence, teamwork, accountability, compassion and integrity.

READ MORE: CQC welcomes improvements at Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust

READ MORE: Special measures care centre jumps to ‘Good’ CQC rating

“Our feedback and rating from the CQC reflects this and our work to continuously improve services. The rating also provides an opportunity for reflection, and we continue to strive for improvement throughout the Trust to provide the best care for our patients.

“Sheffield Children’s is leading innovative research and projects with partners across the globe to help advance healthcare for children, as well as providing daily support to patients and their families in our state-of-the-art facilities.

“Our ‘Good’ rating is thanks to the contributions of everyone across each site and each team and we’re celebrating the work we all do to provide excellent care to children and young people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally every day.”

Effective, caring, responsive and well-led were rated as ‘Good’, while the CQC also found outstanding practice in services at the Trust.


There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment


national health executive tv

more videos >

featured articles

View all News

last word

Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now beyond more > more last word articles >

health service focus

View all News


Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professi... more >


How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to s... more >

the scalpel's daily blog

Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

11/07/2019Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer ... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >

editor's comment

25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >