This year’s State of Care report – published today – shows that thanks to the efforts of staff and leaders, the quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are receiving good, safe care.
England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated the community mental health services for people with a learning disability provided by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as Outstanding following an inspection in April this year.
Inspectors found many examples of excellent care – but they also found too much poor care and far too much variation in both quality and access across different services. This is particularly concerning given the increasing demand for mental health services, meaning that more people risk receiving care that is not good enough – or no care at all.
This report describes the quality improvement journey of three mental health organisations (two in England and one in Singapore). It provides key insights and lessons for others considering embarking on a similar journey.
England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust as Good following its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
The trust has been rated as Good for providing services that were caring, effective, responsive, and well-led and Requires Improvement for safety. The reports from this inspection in March have been published on our website.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (Friday, June 2) published its report on the trust, which provides mental health services in Sussex and specialist community mental health services for children and young people in Hampshire and Kent and Medway. These include two adult social care services and primary medical services for HMP Lewes and HMP Ford.
We’ve just heard that SSOTP will not be renewing their agreement with SSSFT LKS for library services for this financial year. Because of this we will be reviewing our Be Aware bulletins. Sadly we won’t be accepting any new sign-ups from SSOTP staff and will be withdrawing some of the physical healthcare bulletins that we…
The Care Quality Commission has rated wards for people with learning disabilities or autism provided by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trusts as Outstanding following its latest inspection.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s rating upgraded to Good as services to patients improve
England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has upgraded the overall rating of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust from Requires Improvement to Good following an inspection earlier this year.
During this inspection, the team looked areas where the trust had been told they must improve during a comprehensive inspection in March 2016.
England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has found that the services provided by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust have improved following the latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
Two years ago, CQC rated the trust as Requires Improvement after inspectors identified significant variation in the quality of its services.
As a result of the latest inspection in January 2017, the trust has been rated as Good overall, and Outstanding for being caring. Safety is rated Requires Improvement.
Mental health wards for older people at Central and North West London NHS Trust have been rated as Good overall by the Care Quality Commission.
The wards at five different trust sites were rated as Good for being effective, caring, responsive and well-led. They were rated as Requires Improvement for being safe, after the inspection carried out at the end of January and beginning of February 2017.
The trust had made many improvements since the last CQC inspection in 2015 when caring, responsiveness and effectiveness were all rated as Requires Improvement.