Peterborough provider of mental health and social care services given ‘good’ rating by inspectors

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Services at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as ‘good’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC stated that services were effective, responsive and caring and that staff treated people who used the service with respect and were compassionate.

Staff also showed a good understanding of people’s individual needs.

Chief executive Aidan Thomas has welcomed the report released today (Tuesday, October 13) and praised the efforts of staff at the Trust which provides mental health, social care, substance misuse, learning disability and community services.

He said: “I am really pleased with the CQC’s findings. To achieve a rating of ‘good’ demonstrates how dedicated, talented and caring the staff at CPFT are.

“It means we are one of the few healthcare trusts in the country – with mental health services at our core - to have a rating as high as this. It is also especially timely following World Mental Health Day.

“Every colleague at the Trust should be proud of this achievement, but we are never complacent. This Trust has come a long way in the last few years and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure the care of our patients and service-users remains at the very heart of everything that we do and we push towards a status of ‘outstanding’.”

The inspection took place in May this year and inspectors gave a rating of ‘good’ when asking whether services were: effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

However, when deciding whether services were safe, inspectors decided that this ‘requires improvement.’

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