Derbyshire NHS trust bosses rated inadequate.. Read the bullet point list and reflect on your own trust.

Read the bullet point list below and reflect on your own trust….

BBC News reported 30th September Derbyshire NHS trust bosses rated inadequate

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…..

Sept 29th 2016 in The Derby Telegraph: Sex scandal-hit Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust SLAMMED in report and today Derby NHS scandal: Bosses refuse to meet the Derby Telegraph

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.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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