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CQC warns provider that it must make improvements

28 August 2013
The Bradgate Mental Health Unit
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
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28 August 2013

When the Care Quality Commission visited The Bradgate Mental Health Unit unannounced on 4 and 17 July 2013 we found that the service was failing to meet the national standards that people should be able to expect.

As a result, CQC has issued formal warnings to Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 30 August 2013

  • Regulation 9, (Outcome 4): Care and welfare of people who use services

The service was failing to ensure people were protected against the risks of receiving inappropriate or unsafe care or treatment.

  • Regulation 24, (Outcome 6): Cooperating with other providers

The service was failing to make suitable arrangements to protect people’s health, welfare and safety where responsibility for their care and treatment was shared with others.

CQC inspectors will return unannounced in due course to check whether the required improvements have been made. For more details of the findings from the inspection in July 2013, read the full report here.

If the required improvements are not made within the set timescale, CQC has a range of enforcement powers which include restricting the services that a provider can offer, or, in the most serious cases, suspending or cancelling a service. CQC can also issue financial penalty notices and cautions, or prosecute the provider for failing to meet national standards.