Concern over trusts’ poor performance

    Star ratings released by the Healthcare Commission this week show
    that the performance of mental health trusts “remains a cause for
    concern”.

    Figures reveal that more than a third still have one or no stars
    and the commission said the quality of information available, which
    is used to monitor the care of people with mental health problems,
    needs improvement.

    Chair of the Healthcare Commission Ian Kennedy said the quality of
    information available was “simply not good enough”.

    Meanwhile, mental health charity Mind has welcomed the
    establishment of a scrutiny committee for the revised draft mental
    health bill, which is expected in September.

    Chief executive Richard Brook said the charity would continue to
    oppose controversial measures in the first draft.

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