CQC to work with NHS Improvement to support mental health trusts
Regulator finds mental healthcare in reasonable shape, but significant problems remain. Nick Evans reports
If you look at the headline findings of the Care Quality Commission’s annual State of Care report, services for people with mental health problems appear to be in a reasonably good shape in England.
The 2017-2018 stocktake shows that more than three quarters of the 55 mental health trusts and 237 independent providers are rated as good or outstanding. However, services are still presented with issues.
The landscape is fragmented, the CQC report says, making the experience of navigating services challenging.
Among the issues highlighted in the 134-page report are:
of the 55 mental health trusts rated as good or outstanding
- A lack of specialist staff to manage the complex needs of patients.
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