‘Good’ rating is great news for Cambridge

The new ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) reflects hard work but also clinical excellence according to the region’s Academic Health Science Centre.

The NHS Trust is part of Cambridge University Health Partners which aims to develop Cambridge into the world’s leading life science centre through collaboration between clinicians, researchers and health-related industries.

Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, Executive Director of Cambridge University Health Partners, said: “It is very good news that the Care Quality Commission has given Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) a ‘good’ rating. It reflects months of hard work within the Trust as new systems, ideas and procedures were introduced while supporting the outstanding treatment and care given by hospital staff.

“It is vital as core members of Cambridge University Health Partners, that CUH along with the two other NHS Trusts, Cambridge and Peterborough and Papworth Hospital, are recognised for their clinical excellence. If we are to drive research into new treatments, we need strong and confident health partners. We can then make the most of the data, experience and talent which lie at our disposal in Cambridge.  The challenge now is to foster greater levels of collaboration between industry, the NHS and the University if we are to drive forward the local and national economy and lead the world in life sciences.”

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