Performance and targets
Trust's non-financial performance is assessed and monitored in the following areas:
Monitor reviews the Trust's key areas of performance through a quarterly self-assessment against key performance measures. These include: waiting times in A&E, waiting times for patients with cancer, waiting times from GP referral to treatment, hospital acquired infections, and the time taken for patients with suspected heart attacks to receive clot-busting drugs. The Trust Board receives a quarterly update on the Trust's performance against the Compliance Framework. This is entitled "Progress against Targets & Performance Indicators" and is included in the Trust Board papers, that are updated every two months. To view a copy of Progress against Targets & Performance Indicators, please go to the agenda for the last Board meeting and look for the paper that entitled Progress against Targets and Performance Indicators.
Care Quality Commission (previously Healthcare Commission) – Annual Check
Each year the Care Quality Commission gives an assessment of health organisations against a range of different performance indicators (some 25 indicators in all, including those reviewed under the compliance framework). On the basis of these indicators the Healthcare Commission award a rating of poor, fair, good or excellent for a Trust's performance in providing good quality care and use its resources effectively. In October 2008 Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust was assessed as being good for quality of care and excellent for use of resources putting in the top 24% of organisations.
Further information on the Annual Health check
Annual Declaration to the Care Quality Commission
All NHS Hospital Trusts are required to make an annual declaration to the Care Quality Commission stating their compliance with the Standards for Better Health.
Latest declaration 2009/10
Please note that since 2009/10 no declaration has been produced as the Care Quality Commission now visits the Trust directly.
Previous annual declarations
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust's declaration 2008/09
Standards for Better Health, 2007/08 Annual declaration to Healthcare Commission
Standards for Better Health, 2006/07 Annual declaration to Healthcare Commission