The twenty-four core standards contained in Standards for Better Health comprise a key element in the annual assessment of the Primary Care Trust's performance.
The Primary Care Trust is required to assess its own compliance with each of the standards using criteria set out in the Healthcare Commission’s Core Standards Inspection Guide, and make a public declaration to the Commission of its level of compliance.
Somerset Primary Care Trust's declaration is set out below. The self-assessment has been produced following a process of evidence-gathering in support of the self-assessed levels of compliance, and further details of the evidence can be found below.
Annual Health Check Declaration 2008/09
Annual Health Check Declaration 2007/08
Annual Health Check Declaration 2006/07
Audit Annual Governance Report 2010/2011