The Oxleas NHS trust have been rated ‘good’ by the national healthcare watchdog just over a year after it was told it need improvements.

The trust is responsible for 19 health practices in south east London including the Bracton Centre Medium Secure Unit and Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.  

The Care Quality Commission's re-inspection took place between February 27 and March 1, finding services across the board as ‘good’.

Andy Trotter, Chair, at Oxleas NHS said: “This rating is a result of the hard work and commitment of our staff and is acknowledgement of the quality of care and services they provide to our patients every day.

“I am very pleased that their dedication has been recognised in this way.”

Services were rated as good for safety, effectiveness, responsive, caring and for being well lead.

During the inspection, the CQC visited all nine acute wards and a psychiatric intensive care unit at three hospital sites.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provides for 28,400 patients every month, employing approximately 3,500 staff. 

The trust is the main provider of specialist mental health care in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich and provides services in both community and hospital settings.

Steve Russell, Executive Managing Director for NHS Improvement London, said: “This CQC rating is an impressive result for everyone who has helped Oxleas improve, and every member of staff at the trust should be very proud of what they have helped deliver for patients over the past year.

“Oxleas provides a wide range of services across a large geography, and it is testament to every member of the team in all locations and in all settings that the CQC’s inspection earlier this Spring found evidence to rate all five key aspects at the trust as ‘Good’.

“The overall ‘Good’ rating is a result of a strong focus on patients, service users and their families, and commitment to continual learning and improvement, and I am delighted that the hard work of everyone at Oxleas has been recognised in this success.”