1. ITV Report

High risk NHS trusts in London identified by watchdog

More than a quarter of NHS trusts in England have been identified as high risk and may not be offering safe, good-quality care to patients. The Care Quality Commission measured trusts against more than 150 indicators. They were then divided into six bands, with band 1 being the highest risk and band 6 the lowest.

The health watchdog divided 'at risk' trusts into six bands Credit: Press Association

High death rates, poor safety levels, dissatisfied patients, disillusioned staff were just some of the problems identified by the health watchdog.

Some of the trusts are already in special measures, including Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Here's a breakdown of the trusts at risk in London and the South East.


  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London Healthcare NHS Trust


  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


  • Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust


  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
  • Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust