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22nd May 2014

 

Mid Essex Hospitals named as one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals 2014

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for 2014, an accolade awarded to the 40 top performing CHKS client trusts. The 40Top award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKSTop Hospitals programme.

As well as national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality, CHKS celebrates excellence amongst its clients across the UK. The 40Top award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

Professor Sheila Salmon, Chairman at Mid Essex Hospitals said:

“ This award is recognition of all the work our staff do, day by day, giving excellent care to all patients coming in to our hospitals and ensuring that they have the best care and treatment.

I want to say a big thank you to them all for their hard work and commitment. I am proud to be Chairman of a Trust that is recognised for its care for patients and the quality of its services.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on 13th May and were attended by over 200 guests including leaders from across the healthcare sector including: NHS England, Monitor, the Trust Development Authority and acute trusts.

Jason Harries, managing director, CHKS said: “This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary so it is a fitting occasion to reward excellence in the NHS. These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that [name] is one of our 40Top Hospitals in this special year for our awards.”


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Notes to editors:

1. CHKS Ltd, part of Capita plc, is the leading independent provider ofhealthcare intelligence and quality improvement services to the NHS and independenthealthcare sector.With over 20 years’ experience and having worked with over 400 clients, CHKS has a portfolio of information products, internationally-recognised accreditation programmes and consultancy services which provide clinicians and managers with the information needed to drive improvements inpatient care, financial efficiency, clinical effectiveness and quality.The winners were

2. The 40Top Hospitals awardis based on the evaluation of 22 indicators of clinicaleffectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
Revised annually to take into account newly available performance information, this year’s indicators include:

- Reported C-difficile rate for patients aged 65 and over
- Day case rate (relative weighted performance across BADS directory)
- Day case conversion to inpatient rate (versus national rates, case mix adjusted per BADS)
- Depth of coding (not case mix adjusted)
- Percentage of coded episodes with signs and symptoms as a primary diagnosis
- Percentage of uncoded episodes
- Inpatient survey (overall care question)
- Percentage of outpatient first appointments not attended (specialty adjusted)
- Rate of emergency readmission to hospital (over 16 years and within 28 days)
- Emergency readmission within 28 days of discharge following hip fracture (65 years and over)
- Percentage of elective admissions where planned procedure not carried out (not patient decision)
- Reference Cost Index (RCI)
- Summary Hospital-level Mortality Index (SHMI)
- Staff survey (overall job satisfaction question)
- Risk adjusted length of stay
- Risk adjusted mortality index
- Rate of emergency readmission to hospital following AMI within 28 days
- Rate of emergency readmission to hospital within 14 days - COPD
- Percentage of elective inpatients admitted on day of procedure
- Patient misadventure rate (ICD-based)
- Percentage of patients over 65 with fractured neck of femur with pre-op length of stay less than two days
- Unnecessary admissions via A&E (zero length of stay as percentageof emergency)

3. The CHKS 40Top Hospitals 2014winners were:

- Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
- Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS Borders
- Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Countess Of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- East Cheshire NHS Trust
- East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
- Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
- Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
- Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
- North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
- Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
- Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
- Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
- Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
- Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
- South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
- South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
- Southern Trust Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
- The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
- The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
- University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
- West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
- Weston Area Health NHS Trust
- Wye Valley NHS Trust
- York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

For information about the indicators used visit: http://tophospitals.chks.co.uk and for media enquires please contact:Julian Tyndale-Biscoe, InHealth Communications, on 07882 985597