NHSreality has warned that standards would fall on numerous occasions.
Now in England the “NHS failure to probe deaths ‘shocking’ – Jeremy Hunt” report today from the BBC . It’s not so long ago NHSreality commented that Mid Staffs was near you, and now it’s the same for mental health. This is an endemic cultural failure. Only managed decline is possible without the staff, and these have not been trained – for 20 years and over 5 terms of government with all 3 major parties involved. It’s true for orthopaedics and casualty as well as mental health.
The government is “profoundly shocked” by the findings of a report which said the NHS failed to investigate the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people, Jeremy Hunt has said.
The health secretary spoke to the Commons in the wake of an NHS England report into mental health patients at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
He offered a “heartfelt apology” to families affected.
Southern Health said it had made “substantial improvements”.
Mr Hunt described the findings of the report – which was commissioned by NHS England and carried out by Mazars, a large audit firm – as “totally unacceptable”…….