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Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust hailed for ‘outstanding levels of openness and transparency’

PUBLISHED: 15:39 11 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:39 11 March 2016

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The trust specialises in mental health services

An NHS trust that specialises in mental health has ranked second in the first annual Learning from Mistakes League table.

Oxleas provides local services in south London and Kent specialising in community health, mental health and learning disability services, and finished ahead of 228 trusts nationwide for outstanding levels of openness and transparency.

The Learning From Mistakes League 2016, launched by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, at the NHS Global Safety Summit, forms part of a range of new measures to improve safety and transparency within the NHS and build a safer service for patients.

The league table draws on a range of data designed to identify levels of openness and transparency in health trusts for the first time.

It reveals 18 organisations were rated as outstanding and 102 as good.

Another 110 organisations were found to have significant concerns or a poor reporting culture.

Andy Trotter, chair of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It takes real commitment and dedication to build a culture of genuine openness in any organisation and for Oxleas to receive this national acknowledgement is a significant achievement.”

Ben Travis, acting chief executive, said: “It is great to be highlighted for our commitment to openness and transparency.

“We value our staff and strive to foster a culture of learning and continuous development.

“We also recognise that in order to deliver quality services to our patients, they must have the freedom and support to speak out.”

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