The final report from the Keogh review into the higher than expected mortality rates at 14 NHS hospitals was published today.

The Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, outlined the findings and recommendations of the review by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh on the quality of care and treatment provided in the 14 regional hospital trusts, including Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group is now working with the Hospitals Trust and Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group to implement the actions identified in the report. We will be supporting the Trust as it addresses the areas for improvement.  We have received assurances that action is already being taken and we will continue to monitor this.

We believe that patients should be confident of local hospital services and should be reassured that where areas for improvement have been identified, action is already underway to address these.
The report demonstrates that there are many caring staff who do the best they can and work very hard for the benefit of patients.  The Trust is working to build on these positive aspects as it delivers its services now and into the future.

You can view all of the information relating to the Keogh Review, including data pack, full report and video from the Risk Summit, as well as reports from the other 13 Trusts involved in the review by clicking here.

Read the Keogh Review Final Report

Read the response from Blackpool CCG

Read the Lancashire Area Team Response

Read Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Press Statement