An NHS trust that runs three hospitals has been told it “requires improvement” by Care Quality Commission inspectors.

They raised a series of concerns including the number of qualified, competent and experienced staff at the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust runs the Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke hospitals in Cambridgeshire and Stamford and Rutland Hospital in Lincolnshire.

Caroline Walker, trust chief executive, said the rating was “disappointing”.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited the hospitals between 30 July and 13 September and said a number of services “had deteriorated” since their last visit in 2018.

The report said the trust needed to ensure it had enough suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced staff.

It also said clear up-to-date patient records, including resuscitation information in end-of-life care should be better

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