Analysis

How much has care been transformed ten years on from the Winterbourne View scandal?

Footage of vulnerable people being abused prompted calls for change

Television footage of the poor care and abuse of vulnerable people at Winterbourne View sparked calls for change

  • Visual footage of abuse of vulnerable patients at Winterbourne View in 2011 prompted calls for change
  • Initiatives have been launched, but progress is slow and there is a funding crisis
  • Investment and a new strategy are required to improve future care

In May 2011 BBC Panorama aired its exposé of poor care at the Winterbourne View hospital near Bristol.

The undercover filming at the inpatient unit sent shockwaves across the sector and wider society. It revealed

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