By PA Regulators have named four organisations that are falling short on caring for patients with mental health problems. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it was writing to four mental health trusts that performed “significantly worse” than others when service users were questioned about their experiences. Across the country the survey revealed that people’s […]
A senior clinician known simply as Claire has spoken to the BBC in an exclusive interview.
She says despite regulators stepping in since February, little has improved at the Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust.
The trust says it has made changes and is entering a period of stability.
Mental health services will be cut further unless the government reforms the NHS funding system to give them a fairer settlement, the boss of an under-fire provider has warned.
Michael Scott, chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, told Community Care that the current NHS payment system drove commissioners to divert more funds into acute hospitals at the expense of mental health and community providers. Unless more funding is allocated to mental health, trusts will “simply have to reduce services”, he said.
Manchester’s mental health services have come up trumps after being ranked one of the best in the country by inpatients.
Results released by the Care Quality Commission reveal that the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is one the country’s top performers in five key areas of patient care.
The Trust also received the highest marks in the country for how well staff listen to patient’s personal circumstances.