PERFORMANCE: The CQC has lifted a warning notice around care and welfare of patients which it had placed on the James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

The trust - which has had several inspections by the CQC in the last year - is still to have a further inspection around record keeping, the only area where there are still outstanding concerns.

Chief executive David Hill said: “This is a huge achievement and deserved recognition of the hard work by our staff to make the required improvements. A couple of months ago the board recognised the urgency of the situation and the trust entered a turnaround period. The pace of improvement has accelerated and staff have taken on board the need to work differently to deliver change.”