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Total Quality Management Initiative

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the hospitals that are taking part in the national pilot scheme for the total quality management initiative; when the pilot scheme will finish; when he expects to publish the results; and if he will indicate which of those hospitals taking part in the scheme have expressed an interest in trust status.

A total of £500,000 was made available in 1989–90 from central funds to assist 17 district health authorities implement total quality management. Funds for 1990–91 projects will be allocated shortly. Many of the existing projects have applied for continued funding, reflecting the long-term nature of implementation.A first evaluation of the projects will commence this autumn. It is expected that early findings will be made available to the NHS next year.Expressions of interest in trust status do not necessarily correspond with district-led initiatives on total quality management. Details of hospitals which have taken part in the scheme and also shown an interest in trust status are as follows:

Demonstration districtsExpressions of interest
DoncasterDoncaster Royal Infirmary and the Montague Hospital
Waltham ForestWaltham Forest (whole District)
WorthingWorthing and Southlands Hospitals
Merton and SuttonSt. Helier and Sutton Hospitals
East BerkshireEast Berkshire Mental Handicap Unit
Mid StaffordshireMid Staffs Mental Health Unit
Mid Staffs Community Unit
LiverpoolLiverpool Community Heath Services
Liverpool Dental Hospital
Liverpool Mental Health Services
Liverpool Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services
Broadgreen Hospital
Royal Liverpool Hospital
Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital
West DorsetWest Dorset Community Services
West Dorset General Hospital (Acute Services)
West Dorset Mental Health Services
NorthallertonNil
YorkNil
South West HertsNil
Canterbury and ThanetNil
Milton KeynesNil
CheltenhamNil
South East StaffordshireNil
TraffordNil
WinchesterNil
Worthing

  • Worthing and Southlands Hospitals

Merton and Sutton

  • St. Helier and Sutton Hospitals

East Berkshire

  • East Berkshire Mental Handicap Unit

Mid Staffordshire

  • Mid Staffordshire Mental Health Unit
  • Mid Staffordshire Community Unit

Liverpool

  • Liverpool Community Health Services
  • Liverpool Dental Hospital
  • Liverpool Mental Health Services
  • Liverpool Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services
  • Broadgreen Hospital
  • Royal Liverpool Hospital
  • Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital

West Dorset

  • West Dorset Community Services
  • West Dorset General Hospital (Acute Services)
  • West Dorset Mental Health Services

YorkNil
Northallerton
South West Hertfordshire
Canterbury and Thanet
Milton Keynes
Cheltenham
South East Staffordshire
Trafford
Winchester