Published: 17/02/2005, Volume II5, No. 5943 Page 7
57% of respondents said the new system was 'better' or 'significantly better' than star-ratings
71% described the proposals as 'a broader, fairer and more accurate assessment of performance'
How do you see the 472 'prompts' intended as a guide to help you meet the standards?
They will become another set of proxy targets 81%
They will be a useful guide 19%
Are you clear on what happens to trusts that fail to hit the targets?
Do you think the proposed system will be used to unfairly name and shame organisations?
24% do not know
How confident are you that you will be in a position to declare you are hitting the 24 core standards in September?
Cannot tell yet 16%
Very confident 4%
Not very confident 34%
Do you believe that trust non-executives have the skills and knowledge to effectively interrogate their trust executives over performance standards?
do not know 7%
How do you feel about the use of patient and public involvement forums to corroborate an organisation's declarations that it is meeting the standards?
THE ROLE OF THE COMMISSION
How do you feel about the 'unannounced visits' the commission will be making to organisations?
Will lead to the commission being seen as the enemy 19%
Gives undue prominence to performance on one day 48%
do not know 1%
Totally independent 5%
Not independent 4%
Partially independent (prone to influence in high-profile areas) 89%