PERFORMANCE: Hinchingbrooke Hospital is coming under “increased” oversight from its primary care trust and strategic health authority after the Care Quality Commission raised “major concerns” in relation to adult safeguarding.

A report of NHS East of England’s provider development board said: “The SHA and NHS Cambridgeshire have increased their over-sight of quality at the trust following the major concern, two recent never events and concerns over certain services.”

It also said the SHA’s quality and safety team would “oversee” on ongoing review of colorectal services at Hinchingbrooke after Cambridgeshire PCT suspended the services following a patient death.

The report said: “The trust has made improvements in some areas of service performance since moving to weekly reporting but the monthly governance risk rating is still red partly driven by the CQC major concerns in relation to adult safeguarding. “

The report said the trust have had verbal but not written confirmation that the major concern will be downgraded following an unannounced visit to the trust by the CQC. It said: “The trust is awaiting the outcome of the review of 16 other outcomes by the CQC during the same unannounced visit.”