HL Deb 23 February 2004 vol 658 cc36-7WA
Lord Taylor of Warwick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With what system of assessing hospital performance they will replace the current system of star ratings. [HL1256]

Lord Warner

The independent Commission for Health Improvement was responsible for developing the indicators and their construction for use in the National Health Service performance ratings. From April 2004, the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (CHAI) will take over this responsibility.

The Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 requires CHAI to conduct a review of the provision of health care by and for each NHS body and to award performance ratings.