NHSLA Level 3 Success
Christmas came early for staff at Central Manchester
University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust when they were told that
they had achieved NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) Level 3
following a rigorous two day assessment recently.
We are one of only seven Trusts in the country to have
been awarded Level 3 across both general and maternity
Following the assessment the NHSLA said: "The Trust is to
be congratulated on achieving Level 3 with the NHSLA Risk
Management Standards for NHS Trusts Providing Acute Services.
This is the first time in the organisation's history this level of
assessment has been undertaken and it is the culmination of a
significant amount of work embedded organisation-wide over a number
We were assessed against five standards each containing
ten criteria giving a total possible score of 50. In order to
be successful Trusts must achieve a score of at least 40. We
scored 44, with a maximum of 10 out of 10 for 'Learning from
Experience'. Other categories assessed were:
Competent and Capable Workforce
Bob Pearson, Medical Director says: "We are delighted with
the result which reflects the hard work and dedication of our
staff. Patients should be reassured that our hospitals have
achieved the highest assessment level."
The Trust will be re-assessed in two years to ensure that
the good practice is maintained and to incorporate new areas such
as community services.
For further details about the NHSLA standards: http://www.nhsla.com/RiskManagement/