‘Perfect storm’ being created for those using mental health and learning disability services

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The Care Quality Commission say growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 6:52am

By John Scott

Isle of Wight NHS Trust shows improvement after latest Care Quality Commission inspection

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A number of improvements have been made within the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to change its overall rating by the CQC, but there are still more improvements needed.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 6:41am

By John Scott

Staff go the extra mile as Isle of Wight care home receives second Outstanding rating

Elderly Lady

"Staff spent time getting to know people to build meaningful and valued relationships with them. People were treated with compassion and kindness."

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 2:54pm

By John Scott

National survey highlights decline in people’s experiences of community mental health services

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On the Isle of Wight there are fears that mental health day centres will be axed, whilst a national survey reveals a decline in people’s experiences of community mental health services.

Thursday, 22nd November, 2018 5:09pm

By John Scott with one comment

Isle of Wight parents and teachers join lobby of Parliament over school cuts

John McGee

Hundreds of teachers, head teachers, school staff and parents travelled to the Houses of Parliament from all over the country (including the Isle of Wight) to lobby MPs about school funding.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 12:27pm

By John Scott

CQC reveals their review of mental health services for children and young people

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The CQC survey found that too many young people across the country find it difficult to access services and so, do not receive the care that they need when they need it.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 8:40am

By John Scott

Mental health sector at a crossroads says CQC

someone receiving counselling

The Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (Lead for Mental Health) at the Care Quality Commission said those who deliver and commission care must learn from the services that are getting it right.

Thursday, 20th July, 2017 5:39pm

By John Scott

Most services meet ‘Mum Test’ but still too much poor care, finds CQC

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In a national report published today, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found over three-quarters of adult social care services are currently rated as Good (77%, 16,351) and 2% (353) are currently rated as Outstanding.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 8:53am

By John Scott with 2 readers' comments

IW NHS Trust should be placed into special measures say CQC

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CQC Inspectors found that despite the pressures, staff were dedicated and committed to patient care. The leadership was found to be 'Inadequate'. They have recommended the Trust be place in Special Measures.

Wednesday, 12th April, 2017 12:06am

By John Scott

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has conditions imposed on it by CQC

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Following last week's report about massive concerns at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, the CQC confirm they are imposing conditions on the Trust.

Thursday, 22nd December, 2016 9:09am

By John Scott with 12 readers' comments

Watchdog concerned over national investigations into patient deaths

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CQC’s review looked at how NHS trusts across the country identify, report, investigate and learn from the deaths of people using their services.

Tuesday, 13th December, 2016 7:42am

By John Scott with 5 readers' comments

CQC wants your views on future of their quality regulation

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If you have something to say about the quality of the CQC's regulation, make sure you let them know.

Thursday, 29th October, 2015 10:53am

By John Scott with one comment