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CQC welcomes further improvements at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

27 November 2019
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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The Care Quality Commission today 27 November publishes the findings of a focused inspection of the specialist community Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The inspection, which took place on 2 October 2019 to ensure improvements had been embedded and sustained following an earlier inspection by CQC in April 2019. At this time the trust was rated Good.

During CQC’s April 2019 visit inspectors found that children and young people in the mid and east teams were not receiving safe care and treatment. There was not sufficient staff, a lack of governance and oversight at both the service level and at trust level. CQC demanded that the trust take immediate action and issued the trust with a warning notice.

At this most recent inspection, the trust showed it had worked hard to make the improvements needed to the care provided and the systems to deliver care safely. The trust has continued to report on its improvements during regular engagement meetings with the CQC and have also delivered assurances to NHS England.

CQC’s Head of Hospital Inspection (and lead for mental health), Karen Bennett-Wilson, said:

“Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation has concentrated its efforts to provide sustainable improvements to its specialist community CAMHS services. While there is still further improvement needed we considered that the trust had met the requirements of the warning notice we issued in April 2019.

“We will continue to monitor the trust’s progress closely and will return to check further improvements have been made and are being sustained.”


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27 November 2019

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