To support quality improvement and measure progress in the achievement of seven day hospital services, acute trusts complete a self-assessment of performance every six months, which is assured by their boards. This covers the management of patients admitted as an emergency, measured against the four priority clinical standards for seven day services. The latest version of this self-assessment was completed in July 2019.
In completing this self-assessment, trusts followed national guidance and completed a template to assess their performance against the four priority standards. Further details on this documentation is available on the NHS Improvement website.
145 trusts were eligible for the survey and 143 (98.6%) submitted a completed self-assessment template, cleared by their board, to NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams.
Survey results for individual NHS trusts against the four priority seven day hospital services clinical standards can be found in the self-assessment results document, along with the methodology used to calculate these results.
Results from the previous self-assessment surveys, which used a different methodology, are available: Survey results for individual trust performance for 7 day hospital service.