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Islington’s mental health services improve scoring ‘good’ rating

09 March, 2018

ISLINGTON’S mental health services have improved and are now rated “good” by the health watchdog.

Camden and Islington NHS Trust was rated “requires improvement” in February last year but has since impressed inspectors with the work done to drive standards up.

There was particular praise by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of the trust’s substance misuse services and community-based older people services were rated “outstanding”.

But inspectors said further work was needed in terms of safety, specifically when physical interventions, such as restraints, are used.

Angela McNab, chief executive at the trust, said: “I am delighted that this progress has been so well-recognised by the CQC.

“We recognise there are still challenges to be addressed but we have action plans under way to tackle all of these, with many areas already starting to show positive results.”


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