Independent reports

From time to time the strategic health authority commissions independent investigations and those published since 2010 in relation to AWP are set out below. For each report, AWP has a detailed action plan designed to address criticisms of the Trust which they contain.

Interim review of progress towards organisational change ('The Sutherland Report 2')

In June 2012 an independent review of governance and management arrangements at the Trust (the Sue Sutherland report) was commissioned by the former Strategic Health Authority (NHS South of England) following concerns raised in two mental health homicides reviews.
 
The report contained significant criticism of the Trust and led to major changes within the organisation. 
 
Earlier this year (2013) the Trust and local health commissioners commissioned the same report team to undertake a further review to assess progress to date.
 
The review team's report has now been completed and it concludes that "at Trust and locality level we observed the organisation to be completely different and unrecognisable from our previous visits in a very positive way.

In addition to the report, a summary briefing note is available here.

The 2013 report can be accessed here.
The 2012 report can be accessed here.

Independent investigation into the care and treatment provided to Mr X

The independent investigation team examined the circumstances associated with the death of Mr C on the 11/12 April 2008.  Mr X received care and treatment for his mental health condition from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust between May 2005 and 8 April 2008.  Mr X was convicted at Winchester Crown Court in November 2008 of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and detained for an indeterminate period under the Mental Health Act (1983).

Executive summary here

Independent investigation into the care and treatment provided to Mr Y

The independent investigation team examined the circumstances associated with the death of Mr H on the 7 May 2008.  Mr Y received care and treatment for his mental health condition from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (the Trust) between October 2001 and May 2008.  Mr Y was convicted in July 2008 at Bristol Crown Court of the murder of a man in North Somerset, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Executive summary here

Independent investigation into the care and treatment provided to Mr Z

The independent investigation team examined  the circumstances associated with the death of Mr A on 24 May 2008.  Mr Z received care and treatment for his mental health condition from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust between September 2002 and May 2008.  Mr Z, who was found guilty of manslaughter at Bristol Crown Court on 14 April 2009, was sentenced to 11 years' imprisonment following the killing of a man in Bristol in May 2008. 

Executive summary here

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