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Learning Disability Services Inspection Programme: National Overview.

Care Quality Commission, 2012

This report analyses the results of 145 unannounced inspections carried out in the wake of the abuse uncovered by the BBC Panorama programme at Winterbourne View Hospital. Inspections focused on examining the care and welfare of people who use services, and whether people were safe from abuse.

CQC inspectors were joined by professional experts and ‘experts by experience’ – people who have first hand experience of care or as a family carer and who can provide the patient or carer perspective.

The reports of each individual inspection in this review are also available and can be accessed here.

This report was published at the same time as the Department of Health issued an interim report on the Review of Winterbourne View Hospital. This report can be read here.

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