Representing estates and facilities professionals operating within the  
 
 

CQC Latest

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Grading:  - Requires Improvement

At the last comprehensive inspection of the trust in January 2015 we identified a number of areas where improvements were needed across a number of core services, with five of the 11 core services rated as requires improvement.

At this inspection four core services were rated as requires improvement. There were ongoing concerns in the acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care units, and wards for older people with mental health problems. Physical health monitoring was not taking place following the intramuscular administration of rapid tranquillisation andpatients were prescribed high dose antipsychotics. On the acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care units we also identified concerns in relation to the Mental Health Act records and consent to treatment. In the specialist community mental health services for children and young people we identified that there was a lack of risk assessments for some children and young people using the service. This had been identified at the January 2015 inspection and a requirement notice issued. This was an ongoing issue and so we took enforcement action through serving two Warning Notices on the trust to ensure that action was taken to improve these services.

Visit: https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAF8374.pdf