Inquiry tells Reading to improve records

Reading social services has been told to
improve its record-keeping after an inquiry into the care and
treatment of Winston Williams found failures in reporting and
recording information.

In May
2000, Williams, who had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, was found
guilty of murdering Katie Kazmi. At the time of the murder in
September 1999 he was already subject to community psychiatric and
social services supervision.

was known about Williams but there were failures in recording and
communication,” the inquiry by Thames Valley Health Authority

inquiry said national and local guidance on the care programme
approach were largely ignored. The patient and significant others
were always absent from CPA meetings and the process was eventually
abandoned, the report says.

management was “basically flawed”, it claims, and outpatient
management was also “unplanned and chaotic”.

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