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By November 22, 2018January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, Why Exeter blog


The leading not-for-profit healthcare organisation wins

LaingBuisson Award for a second year.


Nuffield Health picked up the award for Private Hospital Group of the Year, for a second year, at the LaingBuisson Awards 2018. The award celebrates high quality care and continuous improvement, as well as innovation and excellence in going above and beyond.


With a network of 31 hospitals across the UK, Nuffield Health has concentrated on enhancing patient satisfaction and quality care across the organisation.  In 2016, one of its hospitals – the Nuffield Health Cambridge – became the first independent hospital to receive the highest possible rating of excellence with an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In 2017 Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital and Nuffield Health Tees Hospital also received an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating. To date 94% of Nuffield Health hospitals reviewed by regulators have achieved a rating of good or outstanding.


In accepting the award, Martin Friend, Chief Operations Officer at Nuffield Health, said “Nuffield Health is delighted to receive the Private Hospital Group of the Year for the second time. It is an honour to be recognised for two years in a row and is testament to our hardworking and dedicated teams across our hospitals, who day to day ensure our patients’ needs are their priority.”


Nuffield Health was selected from a finalist group of seven private hospital groups within the UK. The finalists included a mixture of not-for-profit, privately owned and publicly listed organisations.


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