PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has now lifted all of its concerns around Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.

Following two visits to the trust’s Stafford hospital in June to review ongoing moderate concerns about medicines management and minor concerns about staffing levels, support for staff and complaints handling the regulator has now judged the trust compliant.

Concerns about quality of care at the trust were first raised by the CQC’s predecessor the Healthcare Commission in 2008 and have prompted two inquiries into the scale of the failure at the trust and the system surrounding it.

Trust chief executive Lyn Hill-Tout said: “We are delighted to have confirmation from the CQC that we meet all of the standards they expect.

“We have been confident for some time that we had made all the improvements which were needed. We are very pleased that the CQC team was able to come in and check for themselves, so that these improvements could be recognised officially.

“All credit goes to our staff who have worked hard to make these changes; this will be a real boost to staff morale and will encourage staff to continue to improve the care we provide for patients. We are not complacent, we know that we still don’t get it right every time for every patient but this report is confirmation that we are definitely well on the way.

“It is also a boost for our local community and I would like to thank our patients, colleagues and local people for their continued support.”