Health care watchdog inspection of Brighton and Hove’s mental health services trust starts today

Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 8:42 am

Inspectors are due to start a five-day visit today (Monday 12 January) to the NHS trust providing mental health care for patients in Brighton and Hove.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent health and adult social care regulator.

Inspectors from the watchdog will be speaking to staff and patients from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust during the week-long inspection which is due to end on Friday (16 January).

The trust’s services include Mill View Hospital, in Hove, and children and adolescent community mental health services (CAMHS).

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Sussex Partnership also provides care for people with learning disabilities and substance misuse problems .

The CQC will look at whether services are

  • safe
  • effective
  • caring
  • responsive to people’s needs
  • well-led

Patients and their family and friends have been invited to share their experiences of the trust with the CQC. To find out how, click here.

A report will be published after the inspection has ended.

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