The independent regulator of health and social care, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has rated Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Sompar) “good” for the second time following an inspection in October 2018. The Trust was previously also rated “good” overall.
Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of both Sompar and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, told Tone News: “Today I have thanked the staff for their dedication to their patients. Inspectors remarked specifically on their compassion, kindness and support for patients and how motivated they are to achieve the best outcomes for patients and carers and the pride they take in their work.”
“In addition to setting out where we are doing well, the CQC’s inspection report also highlights areas where we have more work to do. The rating for our Community CAMHS (Child and Adult Mental Health Service) was “requires improvement”. Sompar teams have already done an enormous amount of work including bringing waiting times down, which the CQC also recognised in their report, and I thank them for their dedication and hard work to address this,” said Peter Lewis.
The full report is available by clicking HERE