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Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks for views on care provided by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

| March 5, 2014

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Their views and experiences will help inspectors decide what to look at when they inspect the Trust, including Amersham Hospital, Amersham, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury and Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe in March.

The trust is among the first to be inspected and given an overall rating under radical changes which have been introduced by the Care Quality Commission. The formal inspection of the trust will start on Tuesday 18 March.

The Chief Inspector announced last year that he will lead significantly larger inspection teams than before, headed up by clinical and other experts including trained members of the public.

To ensure the views of patients and the local community are properly heard, the inspectors will be holding two listening events, both at 6.30pm:

• Tuesday 18th March 2014 – The Hub, Memorial Hall, Easton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. HP11 1NJ

• Tuesday 18th March 2014 – Aylesbury College, The Atrium, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. HP21 8PD

People are being encouraged to attend a listening event to find out more about the inspection process, to tell the team about their experiences of care and to say where they would like to see improvements made in the future.

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