The Care Quality Commission has lifted all the registration conditions previously imposed on a foundation trust in Buckinghamshire.

The regulator said Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals Foundation Trust had made enough improvements to its systems for monitoring service quality and managing risks to patients to allow the lifting of a condition placed on it in April.       

CQC inspectors had been concerned the trust was not meeting essential standards of quality and safety, and told it to ensure “robust” systems were in place to assess and monitor the quality of services and to monitor actions taken to address risks of inappropriate or unsafe care.

The inspectors, who returned to the trust last month, say it now has a range of methods in place for monitoring the quality of its services and for ensuring patients receive safe and appropriate care and treatment.

A healthcare governance committee receives monthly reports on serious untoward incidents and these are presented to the board along with a full analysis of the contributory factors, conclusions and actions taken.

CQC regional director for the south east Roxy Boyce said she was now satisfied the trust could demonstrate real improvements in the way it dealt with serious incidents and managed risks.

Trust chief executive Julie Burgess said: “This is wonderful news for patients, assuring them of our dedication to first class patient care. 

“I am appreciative for the contribution that staff have made in reviewing working practice to ensure that we are meeting all the regulatory requirements.” 

In September the regulator removed another condition on the trust’s licence following significant improvements in the way it monitored medical equipment.

The CQC said the trust had introduced systems to maintain, replace and repair older equipment and established new committees and equipment co-ordinators to address risks.