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Trust's CQC Rating and Response

Trust receives mostly ‘good’ scores from CQC inspections but overall rating is ‘requires improvement’

After carrying out a planned inspection of our services during summer 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its report and rating of the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The CQC has rated the Trust overall as ‘requires improvement’.

This rating is disappointing.

However, CQC rated the Trust as ‘good’ in the caring’, ‘responsive and ‘well led’ domains, and four out of the six core services inspected were also rated as ‘good’ overall. These were: specialist in-patient and community learning disability services, wards for older people’s mental health; and mental health crisis services including health based places of safety.

In those areas where we have been rated as requiring improvement, we are taking action to bring services up to standard as quickly as possible.

Lesley Writtle, Chief Executive of the Trust, said:

“We are disappointed with this rating. However, we are pleased that the CQC rated the majority of our services as ‘good’, and that the Trust overall is well led. We remain strongly committed to acting on the CQC findings and improving our services.”