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March 3, 2011

CQC Asks Lincolnshire NHS Trust to Improve Care

England's Care Quality Commission (CQC) has asked Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to take action to improve the care of those who access its specialist mental health and learning disability care. During the inspection of nine of the trust's locations, the CQC found that t

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England’s Care Quality Commission (CQC) has asked Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to take action to improve the care of those who access its specialist mental health and learning disability care.

During the inspection of nine of the trust’s locations, the CQC found that the trust was not meeting six essential standards.

The CQC identified areas of improvements relating to the safety and suitability of hospital premises, care and welfare of people, cleanliness and infection control, staffing, respecting and involving people, and record-keeping.

However, the trust was meeting standards covering the safeguarding of vulnerable people and the safe handling and management of medicines.

It has been asked to improve areas of environment which could pose a risk to the safety of patients who may wish to harm themselves.

The CQC has said it will follow up to make sure that required improvements are swiftly addressed at the trust.

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