Statements and declarations

All East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust compliance statements and declarations can be found below:

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Foundation Trust Authorisation documents

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Self Certification of Provider Licence Provisions


Condition FT4 Report



Main Report

Appendix 1

Appendix 2


Main Report

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Annual Health checks

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They regulate health and adult social care services whether provided by the NHS, Local Authorities, private companies or voluntary organisations. They also protect the rights of people detained under the Mental Health Act.

The Care Quality Commission monitors Trusts through its Annual Health Check in two parts; the quality of services and the quality of financial management.

The Standards for Better Health form part of the quality of services monitoring, the other being assessments based on indicators.

More detail on the work of the Care Quality Commission can be found on their website www.cqc.org.uk

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Certificate of Registration

The Trust received its formal certificate of registration in June 2010 by the Care Quality Commission under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

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Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT)

Once a year, all hospitals are assessed under the Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) programme. Find out more >

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Safeguarding Children Assurance statement – September 2009

In July 2009 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a report on their review of arrangements in the NHS for safeguarding children. In line with this the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has considered its own processes, procedures and policies with regards to safeguarding children and has worked with its partners to respond to initiatives and reviews at both national and local levels. In particular, the Board is assured that:

  • East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust meets the statutory requirement with regard to criminal records bureau checks.

  • Child protection policies and systems are up to date and robust, including processes for the follow up of children who miss outpatient appointments. There are detailed procedures in the Accident and Emergency departments with which all staff are required to comply.

  • Children’s safeguarding training at Level 1 is identified as a mandatory requirement for staff and is embedded in the staff induction programme. From September 2009 an online e-learning package for Level 1 training will also be available.

  • The named Doctor, Named Nurse/Midwife responsible for safeguarding are clear about their roles. Additional support for safeguarding was identified as a need and this has been provided in part by the development of existing roles and the planned creation of additional posts to support an expanding agenda.

  • The Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Quality is the Executive Director lead for safeguarding. The Board of Directors and the Audit Committee reviews safeguarding across the organisation annually and safeguarding has been incorporated into the audit programme for this year.

On the basis of this work East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust confirms that the Board of Directors has considered its own position with regards to safeguarding children and has the necessary assurance that it is meeting its statutory requirements and is following good practice. 

Stuart Bain
Chief Executive

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Delivering Same-Sex Accommodation

Read more about Privacy and Dignity across East Kent Hospitals.

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Disciplinary policy

On 24 May 2019, the NHS wrote to all Trusts to share the outcomes of an important piece of work undertaken in response to a very tragic event that occurred at a London NHS trust three years previously. On 1 December 2020, the NHS asked every Trust to make its disciplinary policy available on its website.

Please find our disciplinary policy here.

Royal College of Surgeons Reports

Access the reports published by the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Trade union facility time

Trade Union facility time is when an employee takes time off from their normal role to carry out duties and activities as a trade union representative. We are required to publish this information annually.

Trade Union Facility Time

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