HL Deb 17 March 2005 vol 670 c150WA
Lord McColl of Dulwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many inspectors visit a National Health Service hospital in order to perform an audit. [HL1740]

Lord Warner

The independent healthcare commission (Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection) is the lead inspectorate with responsibility for inspecting National Health Service hospitals in England and assessing and rating their performance on an annual basis.

The commission has recently consulted widely on the assessment model to be used to audit and assess NHS performance. Their proposals for the new 2005–06 performance assessment model are currently being finalised and are likely to be significantly different from previous arrangements.

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