The Care Quality Commission (CQC) informed us today that they will include the Wycombe MIIU (Minor Injury and Illness Unit) in their upcoming inspection. CQC had previously told us that the inspection on 13th December would be limited to Out of Hours services.
We are encouraging local residents to provide feedback on these services as soon as possible. Your feedback could influence which aspects of the service the inspection team look at. It could also help to identify an issue that is particularly important to patients that might otherwise be overlooked. We will share your anonymised feedback with the CQC by December 1st, so please send us your comments soon.
Update (29th November 2016)
We’re aware that there is some confusion about what this inspection covers. This is an inspection by the CQC Primary Medical Services team. It covers the Out of Hours service across Bucks and the Urgent Care Centre (Minor Injury and Illness Unit) at Wycombe General Hospital. These services are run by Care UK under a single registration with CQC, hence they are being inspected together. Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is not involved in the inspection of Wycombe MIIU.
This inspection may appear quite different from previous visits to our local hospitals. Those inspections were carried out by the CQC Hospitals team. The Hospitals team usual inspects the whole Trust, rather than specific services. This inspection is much smaller and so there isn’t the same level of engagement from CQC.
About the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates services to make sure they meet fundamental standards. They publish they’re findings, including performance ratings to help people choose care.