In light of recent concerns raised about the care for people with a learning disability and/or autism, who may also have a mental health problem, the CQC has written to providers asking them to consider how they are ensuring that the people for whose care they are responsible are receiving safe, high-quality care.
The letter covers:
- Their plans to strengthen their assessment of mental health and learning disability wards
- An update on their thematic review on restraint, segregation and seclusion
- The action they’ve taken since the BBC Panorama on the abusive culture at Whorlton Hall
- The importance of a human rights-based approach to care.