Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust to be part of CQC Inspection Pilot – 25/10/13

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has been chosen to be one of eight mental health and community health services provider organisations that will be inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as part of a pilot scheme of their new inspection model.

Early next year, a team of CQC assessors will carry out inspection visits across the range of mental health services provided by the Trust. As part of their visits, they will be talking to staff, patients and visitors about their experiences. They will also be assessing the quality of care and testing integrated new methodology, which will include monitoring the Trust’s use of the Mental Health Act.
Chief Executive Gary Graham commented: “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the pilot Trusts for the CQC’s new inspection regime. We welcome the opportunity to work with the CQC team and use this important process to gain a different perspective on the quality of our services. It will also help progress our application to become a Foundation Trust.”

Joint Medical Director Dr Kate Gingell added: “We are proud of the high quality services we provide across our Trust. However, we know that there are always further improvements that can be made. Being part of this pilot will allow us to gain more valuable insight into the quality of our services, ensuring that we can provide even better care for our service users.”