The Keogh Mortality Review

Title: Review into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England: overview report

Source: Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE 

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Publication format: pdf

Date of publication: 16th July 2013

Summary of driver: On February 6 2013, the Prime Minister announced that he had asked Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director for England, to review the quality of care and treatment provided by those NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts that were persistent outliers on mortality indicators. A total of 14 hospital trusts were investigated as part of this review.

Key features of driver: The review considered the performance of the hospitals across six key areas:

  • mortality
  • patient experience
  • safety
  • workforce
  • clinical and operational effectiveness
  • leadership and governance

Primary audience: Everyone

Impact on library policy/practice: Provide literature as to how healthcare profesionals can reduce harm to patients.

Date last updated: 6th March 2014

Due for review: March 2015

Group member responsible: TO and JR


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