Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2017, an accolade awarded to the top performing CHKS client trusts. CHKS is part of Capita Healthcare Decisions and The Top Hospitals award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKS Top Hospitals programme.

As well as national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality, CHKS celebrates excellence amongst its clients across the UK. The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of over 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care. The indicators are revised annually to take into account any newly-available performance information.

Andy Lockwood, managing director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that Barnsley is one of our Top Hospitals 2017.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on 10th May hosted by health policy analyst Roy Lilley. Guest speaker will be Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE. Over 200 guests will be in attendance including leaders from across the healthcare sector including: BMA, NHS Digital, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS Improvement and acute trusts.