Patient Environment Action Team


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Patient Environment Action Team

A team which undertakes peer reviews of NHS trusts’ compliance with UK Department of Health standards across a range of parameters, including food, cleanliness, infection control and patient environment (bathrooms, décor, lighting, patient areas). PEATs include people from outside the trust (e.g., from infection control), personnel and patient representatives, and provide a local “snapshot” of the hospital environment on the day of the visit. A PEAT report is produced after each site visit, and may include an action plan if the required standards are not being met.
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It is the second year running that the trust has achieved excellent in all categories for all of its hospitals in the agency's annual Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessments.
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Each inspection is carried out by a Patient Environment Action Team which consists of local NHS staff, including nurses, matrons, doctors, catering and domestic service managers, executive and non-executive directors, dieticians and estates managers.
The Patient Environment Action Team (Peat) carried out annual spot checks at Cannock Chase and Staffordshire General Hospitals.
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But Mr Johnson said: "Deep cleaning will be included in the Patient Environment Action Team inspection programme from next year.
The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough received a poor score for its meals in a Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) report by the Department of Health.
PEAT (Patient Environment Action Team) inspections involving frontline staff and patient representatives are held.

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