Between April 2010 and March 2011, the Mental Welfare Commission undertook 87 focussed visits to people receiving care for mental health problems or learning disability. These people were visited in various settings, including hospitals, care homes and prisons. The Commission made 301 recommendations for improvement following these visits. When these were followed up, it was found that services had taken satisfactory action in 76% of cases.
This paper reports on the main themes and outcomes from 74 of those visits. These were to people receiving treatment in the following types of care settings:
Intensive psychiatric care and secure units
Care facilities for people with learning disability
Older people in hospital
Older people in care homes
People with mental disorders in prison
Young people’s care facilities
Mental health continuing care and rehabilitation facilities
Adult acute admission wards.
See Jim Kennedy’s blog for further comment. The report itself is available, as always, by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page.