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Performance and declarations

Self-certification: NHS provider licence – June 2018

The Board of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is required to self-certify that we can meet the obligations set out in the NHS provider licence and that we have complied with governance requirements. 

Following 2017/18 financial year-end, we are required to self-certify under the following provisions:

a) Condition G6(3) – the provider has taken all precautions necessary to comply with the licence, NHS Acts and NHS Constitution; and

b) Condition FT4(8) – the provider has complied with required governance arrangements.

At the Trust Board meeting held in public on 23May 2018, our Trust Board approved the self-certification of FT4(8) and of G6, subject to a resolution between the Trust, NHS Improvement, and the Department of Health regarding: 

  • the Trust is required to pay back a loan of £76.9m in 2018/19, although we have not yet received confirmation of how that will be funded. 

Learning from our deaths policy

This document sets out the Trust’s policy and procedures for the review and investigation of in-patient deaths, to review care in order to learn from the outcome and prevent recurrence. This policy covers all services directly provided by the Trust and requires the Trust to have ‘robust systems in place for recognising, reporting and reviewing or investigating deaths and learning from avoidable deaths that are contributed to by lapses in care. 


Caldicott Guardian

Our Interim Caldicott Guardian is Dr Charles Cayley, Medical Director / Responsible Officer.

Email our Caldicott Guardian


Appointment of Grant Thornton UK LLP as external audit advisor

In accordance with Chapter 2, Part 3, 8 (2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, this is to advise that the Trust has appointed Grant Thornton UK LLP as it’s External Audit Advisor as recommended by the auditor selection panel. This appointment shall be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for up to 2 years.   (Posted January 2017)


Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is designed to consolidate various offences relating to human trafficking and slavery. The provisions in the act create a requirement for an annual statement to be prepared that demonstrates transparency in supply chains. In line with all businesses with a turnover greater than £36 million per annum, the NHS is also obliged to comply with the Act.


Care Quality Commission registration

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is registered as a healthcare services provider with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Please click here to view the CQC report of June 2016.

Following the CQC's recent visit and report, our Trust action plans are listed below:


Francis report

In December 2013 prior to our merger, both Trust Boards at The North West London Hospitals and Ealing Hospital made declarations accepting the recommendations from the Francis Report. 
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

You can read the Trust’s reports to the Board by clicking the links below.