Our performance

A healthcare professional giving a scan to a patientOur two hospitals score highly in NHS assessments and independent surveys. We are proud of our strong record on patient care, financial performance and efficiency. 

Care Quality Commission registration

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is registered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide services from three locations; for the following regulated activities:

Royal Brompton Hospital

  • treatment of disease, disorder or injury

  • surgical procedures

  • diagnostic and screening procedures

  • assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983

  • maternity and midwifery services

Harefield Hospital

  • treatment of disease, disorder or injury

  • surgical procedures

  • diagnostic and screening procedures

  • assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Specialist Care - Wimpole Street

  • treatment of disease, disorder or injury

  • diagnostic and screening procedures

The Trust was inspected by the CQC in June 2016 and the inspection report was published on 10 January 2017.

Overall, the Trust was rated by the CQC as ‘Requires Improvement’. Within this rating, Harefield Hospital was rated as ‘Good’ and the Royal Brompton Hospital as ‘Requires Improvement.'

An action plan has been developed and is currently being implemented prior to re-inspection by the CQC.

See the full report 

Read more about the Care Quality Commission.

NHS Improvement rating

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust was authorised as a foundation trust on 1 June 2009 by Monitor.  The Trust was granted an NHS Provider Licence on 1 April 2013 and is required to demonstrate compliance with the conditions set out in this licence.

Please note that from 1 April 2016, Monitor became part of NHS Improvement (NHSI).

NHSI publishes two ratings for each NHS foundation trust:

  • the financial sustainability risk rating is NHSI’s view of the risk that the Trust will fail to carry on as a going concern. A rating of 1 indicates the most serious risk and 4 the least risk. A rating of 2* means the trust has a risk rating of 2, but its financial position is unlikely to get worse.
  • the governance rating is NHSI’s degree of concern about how the trust is run, any steps that NHSI is taking to investigate this and/or any action NHSI may be taking. NHSI will either indicate that there are no evident concerns, that enforcement action has begun, or that the foundation trust’s rating is 'under review', which means they have identified a concern but not yet taken action.

The role of these ratings is to indicate when there is cause for concern at a trust. The ratings do not automatically trigger regulatory action. They simply prompt NHSI’s to consider whether a more detailed investigation is needed.

NHSI’s updates foundation trusts’ ratings each quarter and also in "real time" to reflect any regulatory action taken.

Read more on the NHSI’s foundation trusts’ ratings and NHSI’s details and documents for Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Performance reports

View clinical quality and finance reports
View formal complaints report
View nurse staffing reports
View quality accounts

Annual report

All NHS foundation trusts must publish annual reports and accounts to allow scrutiny of the year’s operations and outcomes.

View and download the current Annual report as well as previous years.

Quality report

A quality report is an annual report produced for the public by NHS healthcare providers about the quality of services they deliver. All NHS providers strive to achieve high-quality care for all, and the quality report provides the Trust an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to quality improvement and show what progress we have made. The quality report is a mandated document which is laid before Parliament before being made available to the public on NHS Choices website.

View and download the current quality report as well as previous years.