27 March 2014
Update on latest CQC inspections
Two CQC inspection reports on Trust services were released this
week on community services and Callington Road Hospital.
Service report is part of an ongoing inspection programme
for AWP's community mental health services started in January 2014.
The latest report shows some improvements in access to and quality
of recovery services, with some further work on resourcing required
in North Wiltshire.
The Callington Road
inspection was instigated in response to police concerns about
the number and frequency of AWOL incidents at the hospital. Whilst
the report acknowledged that staff had detailed knowledge of
patients' needs and risks, it identified the need for more robust
recording of risk and monitoring of AWOL incidents,
Work is already underway to address these issues as described by
James Eldred Clinical Director who says:
"We welcome scrutiny from our regulators to help us focus on
areas we can improve. We have enhanced record keeping systems and
monitoring of leave arrangements to help us manage and reduce these
incidents without impeding individual rehabilitation and recovery
"We will continue to use our monthly meetings with the police to
improve our mutual understanding of the best way we can work
Action plans relating to both reports are now being prepared and
we look forward to further feedback from the CQC.