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Calderstones Partnership Trust investigated over abuse

Monitor is investigating Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for abuse of a patient. The investigation will determine if the Trust has breached the terms of its licence, and if there was any action it could have taken to prevent the abuse from occurring.

A safeguarding care conference identified shortcomings in the safety of service users and police investigated specific allegations of abuse, but decided not to take further action.

Monitor will consider if the incident is evidence of wider problems in the way that the Trust is run, and has asked the CQC to undertake an urgent review into the Trust’s standards of care.

Robert Davidson, Regional Director at Monitor, said: “The fact that this issue was not identified by the Trust may indicate a failure in the way the Trust is working, so we have opened a formal regulatory investigation and also asked the CQC to assess the quality of care provided by the Trust as a priority.

“We want to make sure that patients are receiving the best possible standards of care, and we will look closely at how the Trust is run to determine whether it has breached the conditions of its licence to provide NHS healthcare services.”