A private hospital group has been told it must improve its corporate governance after a number of its sites were criticised in a leadership review by the Care Quality Commission.

The Huntercombe Group provides child and adolescent mental health inpatient care at four sites, of which two are rated good, one has been upgraded to requires improvement and one has yet to be rated. In the last year, two other sites closed after poor CQC reports.

The group is not a registered provider but through inspections of the individual units that are registered the CQC has been able to call for changes at group level. In the “well led” reports on the individual hospitals, it told the provider to submit an action plan to improve specialist CAMHS training and recruit more experienced CAMHS staff.…read more

HSJ: 17 May 2018

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