The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton has jumped from being rated as “good” to “outstanding” overall in its latest inspection by a Government watchdog.

After being visited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) earlier this year, it has received the highest-possible judgement available.

The world’s first hospital to specialise in cancer treatment was judged as “good” in January 2017 before the latest report was released on September 18.

In the CQC report, it read: “We rated it as outstanding because safe, effective and responsive [categories] were good and caring and well-led were outstanding.

“The rating for well-led improved and the rating for safe, effective, caring and responsive remained the same.

“We inspected oupatients [the service] during this inspection to check if improvements had been made. Our rating of the service improved.

“We rated it as good because safe, effective, caring and responsive were all rated as good. The rating of save and well-led improved since the last inspection and caring and responsive remained the same.”

Overall, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has received an “outstanding” rating following the CQC’s inspection.

The trust, which runs another hospital in Fulham Road, Kensington and Chelsea, also jumped up from a “good rating” following a January inspection.

You can see the report here.