PERFORMANCE:Nene CCG has issue statement in response to the Care Quality Commission’s report on Kettering General Hospital.

Peter Boylan, director of nursing and quality for NHS Corby and NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “As the local commissioners of the county’s health services, we are very concerned with the issues raised by this CQC report on Kettering General Hospital, and take them extremely seriously.

“We shall work with and support KGH to ensure that the concerns raised in the report are resolved as quickly as possible, and will monitor the changes implemented to ensure the necessary improvements are made and sustained.

“Some of the issues raised by the CQC highlight the challenges faced by Northamptonshire’s health economy in delivering high quality, safe care for all of our patients. The partnership and collaborative working between our local hospitals, commissioners and other health and care partners in the Healthier Northamptonshire programme therefore becomes even more crucial, as we endeavor to shape hospital services for the long term benefit of patients in the county.”