Body for NHS HR defends hospital grading system

first_imgThe body representing HR professionals in the NHS has def-ended thestar-rating scheme for grading hospital performances. This year, more acute hospitals received the highest three-star rating – 53out of 176, compared with 45 in 2002. However, more acute trusts received zerostars – 14 compared with 10 last year. The British Medical Association claims the ratings “measure little morethan hospitals’ ability to meet political targets”. Unison’s head of health Karen Jennings warned that the way ratings areassessed is too crude. But Peter King, executive officer of the Association of Healthcare HumanResource Manage- ment, said: “It can be dispiriting to be in anorganisation with no stars, but there is some evidence this can help to focus ateam… to improve matters.” Comments are closed. Body for NHS HR defends hospital grading systemOn 22 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more