Published: 28/07/2005, Volume II5, No. 5966 Page 6

Healthcare Commission chief executive Anna Walker takes a question on the ratings from HSJ reporter Ian Lloyd (right) while commission chair Professor Sir Ian Kennedy answers another point.

Four foundation trusts lost a star: Lancashire Teaching hospitals, Bradford Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Cambridge University Hospitals all fell to two stars. Fellow foundation trusts Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals and Papworth Hospital stayed at two stars, having lost a star last year.