PERFORMANCE: Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust has achieved the best risk rating possible from the NHS Litigation Authority.

Following an assessment of Musgrove Park Hospital in December the trust was awarded a level 3 risk management standard, meaning it will receive a 30 per cent reduction in its annual clinical negligence insurance premiums.

The trust demonstrated safe risk management systems across all but two of the fifty areas looked at.

Director of nursing and governance Greg Dix said: “This is an excellent achievement for Musgrove and the people who work here.  It is a testament to our guiding principle of ensuring that patients in our care are safe. 

“We are one of only four in the whole of the south of England to be awarded level 3 and our patients can be assured that they will receive the highest standards of care here at Musgrove Park.”