Overall 'Good' but some areas for improvement, says new CQC report on local NHS trust
Congratulations to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) who were graded as overall ‘Good’ in their recent Care Quality Commission inspection report, published yesterday.
The Trust provides mental health and community health care and employs more than 4,000 people.
The report noted a number of areas of “outstanding practice” which included the effectiveness of care at the Trust’s child and adolescent mental health wards and the care given by the community health inpatient services.
However, the trust is graded as a requiring improvement overall in terms of safety, for example, not properly risk assessing all the potential places on wards where people could harm themselves.
Specialist community mental health services for children and young people require improvements. There were particular issues around not properly identifying risks to young people and insufficient staff to meet the needs of patients. Care on wards for older people with mental health needs also requires improvement.
It is worth noting that the inspection did not cover all of CPFTs’ services, for example, community mental health services for adults and older people, and adult mental health crisis services were not inspected.
The picture of this inspection broadly reflects what people tell us about their experiences of care with CPFT. We are concerned that the known long waits for Children and Adolescent Mental Health services may be putting young people at risk if there is not sufficient triaging.
We work closely with SUN Network to feedback people’s experiences of mental health and other services provided by CPFT. If you have a recent experience of care with CPFT or any other local service, please share this with us. We can use your story to help improve care.
You can call us on 0330 355 1285, text us on 07520635176 or click here to feedback online.