Mental health trusts rewarded with three stars

Fourteen mental health trusts have been awarded three stars in
this year’s performance ratings for NHS trusts, compared to four
last year.

Under the ratings, published this week by the Commission for
Health Improvement for the year ending March 2003, 43 mental health
trusts were given two stars and 28 one star. Three were awarded the
lowest rating of zero stars, compared to two the previous year.

For the first time, primary care trusts have also been given
full ratings: 45 have been awarded three stars, and 139 two stars,
while 98 were given one star and 22 zero stars.

PCT indicators included access to services, changes to teenage
pregnancy rates, and the provision of services such as community

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