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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust was last inspected by the Care Quality Commission in October 2017. Our overall CQC rating was ‘Requires Improvement’.  Click on the links below to read the reports.

The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury (

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What’s happened since our last inspection?

Although we haven’t been inspected since 2017 we are continually monitored by the Care Quality Commission who liaise and engage with the MTW CQC team to review our services, and we have made significant and sustained improvement throughout the Trust.

There is a Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) which meets monthly to discuss ongoing areas of focus, the most recent service reports from each division and any issues and escalations.  The committee consists of senior members of staff representing each area along with the CQC team led by our Chief Nurse.

Peer Reviews with each service are  undertaken monthly by the Trust’s CQC team.  This is an opportunity for the individual areas to review their action plans and highlight any areas which may require some additional support or guidance from the team.

What does the CQC do?

The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

Its purpose is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

It monitors, inspects and regulates services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish their findings, including performance ratings to help people choose care.

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