CQC publishes reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities


Posted on July 11th, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a further 18 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a further 18 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.

The programme is looking at whether people experience safe and appropriate care, treatment and support and whether they are protected from abuse. A national report into the findings of the programme will be published later this year.

These 18 inspections covered locations that provided a range of services, including assessment and treatment, rehabilitation and longer term care.

Inspections were focused on two outcomes relating to the government’s essential standards of quality and safety: the care and welfare of people who use services, and safeguarding people who use services from abuse.

Major concerns were identified against both outcomes at Harkstead Barns, and a major and a moderate concern were identified a





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