Joint probe into services in Cornwall

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Healthcare Commission and Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) are to jointly investigate services for people with learning disabilities at Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust. The two bodies have received expressions of concern about the quality of care provided by Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust to people with learning disabilities – including allegations of abuse. Concerns have also been raised about the legal basis for the provision of care, the management of the service, its governance arrangements and lack of positive engagement of families and carers. The investigation, which will try to establish whether these concerns have foundation and what action might be required to improve services for people with learning disabilities, will include an examination of: # allegations of abuse and poor care; # the adequacy of the trust1s model of service provision and the extent to which it conforms to legal requirements and best practice, particularly person centred approaches; # the adequacy and safety of t

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