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Assessing needs and delivering evidence-based treatment: requires improvement

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E1. Are people's needs assessed and care and treatment delivered in line with current legislation, standards and evidence-based guidance to achieve effective outcomes?

What we see in services that require improvement in this area

Care and treatment does not always reflect current evidence-based guidance, standards, best practice and technologies.

Implementation of evidence-based guidance is variable. Care assessments do not consider the full range of people's diverse needs, including those related to nutrition, hydration and pain relief.

Staff do not always adhere to the Mental Health Act Code of Practice. Deviation from Code of Practice guidance is not always clearly recorded.

Last updated:
13 October 2017


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