Read the bullet point list below and reflect on your own trust….
In 2015 a tribunal found an employee of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust had suffered sexual discrimination from the then chairman.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has now given the trust an overall “requires improvement” rating but said it lacked “robust leadership”.
The trust said it had an action plan in place to improve areas of concern…..
A scandal-plagued Derby-based NHS trust was slammed today in a scathing report by watchdogs.
Kingsway-based Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been embroiled in a sex scandal which has cost the taxpayer £1.4 million and has led to several resignations from high-profile positions.
Now the trust’s new leadership has been criticised in a report by the Care Quality Commission. The commission’s criticisms of the trust, which employs 2,500 people and looks after mentally ill and disabled people in Derbyshire, were:
* The organisation lacked robust leadership.
* The executive team lacked the full depth and breadth of skills required to enable improvements in culture, human resources and governance.
* Trust reporting systems had failed to recognise serious safeguarding issues that had occurred with older people on mental health wards.
* Some staff lacked confidence in the leadership team.
* Wards for older people with mental health problems were rated as inadequate.
* Teams were not always learning from incidents.
* Safeguarding referrals to local authority safeguarding teams were not always being made which compromised the safety of people using the services.
* Staff did not consistently follow best practice with recording and implementing the Mental Health Act and the Code of Practice.
The commission rated the trust in five key areas:
* Were services safe? The commission said that required improvement.
* Were services well led? That was judged inadequate.
* Were services responsive? Required improvement.
* Were services effective? Required improvement.
* Were services caring? The trust was rated good.