CQC’s response to BBC’s undercover investigation inside a hospital for vulnerable people

CQC’s response to Panorama’s undercover investigation inside a hospital for vulnerable people

A recent edition of BBC’s Panorama captured evidence of shocking abuse taking place at a service for people with a learning disability and/or autism.

In response, Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (lead for mental health), said:

“As soon as the BBC told us that they had evidence of abuse we alerted the police and they are now investigating.

“We will urgently explore ways in which we can better assess the experience of care of people who may have impaired capacity, or even be fearful to talk about how……

Read Dr. Paul Lelliot’s report

NHS Trust pleads guilty to breaching H & S at Work etc Act 1974

Royal United Hospitals (Bath) Foundation Trust pleased guilty to a charge under the H&S at Work Etc Act

This follows an HSE investigation into how Royal United Hospitals Bath managed the risks to patients from legionella bacteria in its hot and cold water systems, between 1 July 2009 and 28 August 2015.

The defendant will be sentenced at a later date.

HSE Business Plan 2017/18


Great Britain has a health and safety record we can all be proud of. We are one of the safest places in the world to work in.

 

This plan outlines what HSE will deliver in 2017/18. It does not attempt to capture all that we do. Instead it highlights specific priorities, within  an overall framework that reinforces our ongoing commitment…..

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HSE – proposed changes to guidance on risk assessments.

They are designed to emphasise that a “risk assessment” might not be a bespoke document but could form part of other management processes.

It is now seeking views via an online survey on the  proposed new additions to the existing five-page leaflet, Risk Assessment: A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace,
The redraft and consultation exercise forms part of the HSE’s deregulation drive, and a desire to embed risk assessments in a business’s central activities rather than having them viewed as discrete documents.

It also links to its campaign against “blue-tape”, or the unnecessary bureaucratic burden the HSE says is imposed on businesses by other businesses, such as   insurance companies & some health &safety consultants

Social Care Partners Forum – Key Messages

Key Messages from the meeting on 7th March 2016.

Please find below the three key messages:

The Forum heard presentations from the
Cabinet Office on the Cutting Red Tape Review on Adult Social Care

and from Department of Health on the Government’s response

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CSSIW gave a presentation on lessons to be learned for the Operation Jasmine investigation in South Wales.  Margaret Flynn’s review In Search of Accountability is publicly available.  ( added by NASHiCS only – Margaret has agreed to present at our Forum in Lincoln on the 13th Sept )

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Members agreed that it would be appropriate to conduct a major stocktake of this Forum’s future and leadership at the next meeting in the light of: the new work-streams (and possibly new fora) that will emerge from the DH/DCLG Action Plan; interest in creating a similar forum in Scotland, and a review of the products of the three SCPF Working Groups.

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