MKUH retains ‘Good’ rating following series of planned inspections

Date: 30/07/2019

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has again been awarded a rating of ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission following a series of planned inspections earlier this year.

Emergency care, medical, surgical and maternity services were all inspected by the health and social care regulator in April, with an overall rating of good. The hospital’s leadership was also given a good rating in a separate ‘well led’ assessment in May. The hospital’s use of resources was also assessed under the new inspection regime, with an overall rating of requires improvement.

Professor Joe Harrison, chief executive, said: “I am delighted that we again have been awarded a rating of good by the Care Quality Commission.

“The report recognises a lot of hard work and good practice across our clinical services, as well as some areas that we need to improve.

“This was our first assessment under the new inspection regime, which sees core services inspected, as well as separate assessments of the hospital’s leadership and its use of resources. Taking the three assessments together, our overall rating is one of ‘good’.

“I am proud to lead MKUH and the 4,000 people working hard day and night to provide good care and services for our community; and want to recognise their dedication and effort.

“It’s our responsibility now to make sure we both improve those areas highlighted in the report as needing further work; and to continue to improve our services across the board, building on the good work the CQC recognised during their assessments. We want the people of Milton Keynes to have the best possible acute health care services – that is our ambition and our commitment and one we will continue to strive to deliver.”

To read the full report, please visit the CQC website.

Notes to Editors

The ratings for Milton Keynes University Hospital’s core services are contained in the following table.

There are a number of reports available at These include:

  1. The core services inspection report (overall rating of good)
  2. The well led assessment report (overall rating of good)
  3. The use of resources assessment report (overall rating of requires improvement)
  4. Evidence appendices

CQC rating following planned inspections