Mental health services


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (19 006 727)

    Statement Upheld Mental health services 20-Dec-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen found no fault by the Council, Trust or CCG with regards to the care and support they provided to a woman with mental health problems. The Ombudsmen did find fault with a risk assessment the Trust completed. However, we are satisfied this did not have a significant impact on the care the Trust provided.

  • Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (19 006 727)

    Statement Not upheld Mental health services 20-Dec-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen found no fault by the Council, Trust or CCG with regards to the care and support they provided to a woman with mental health problems. The Ombudsmen did find fault with a risk assessment the Trust completed. However, we are satisfied this did not have a significant impact on the care the Trust provided.

  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (18 018 212)

    Statement Upheld Mental health services 13-Dec-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen found fault by the Trust and Council with regards to the care and support they provided to a young person with autism and her family. The Ombudsmen also found fault by the Council in its handling of the Child Protection process in this case. The Council and Trust will apologise to the family and pay a financial remedy in recognition of the impact these events had on them. They will also review their procedures to prevent similar problems occurring in future.

  • NHS Guilford and Waverley Clinical Commission Group (18 007 431)

    Statement Upheld Mental health services 28-Nov-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen have upheld Miss X's complaint about Mr Y's placement with a supported accommodation provider, which was arranged and funded by the Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group.

  • Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (17 018 823)

    Statement Upheld Mental health services 26-Nov-2019

    Summary: Mrs B has complained about her daughter's treatment by a Council and a Trust on behalf of a Care Commissioning Group. The Ombudsmen find fault with the Council and Trust in relation to a lack of aftercare under s.117 of the Mental Health Act. They also uphold a complaint about the Council and Trust not refunding supported living fees. However, they do not find fault in relation to a residential move which broke down. The Council, Trust and Clinical Commissioning Group have agreed to a number of actions to remedy the impact of the identified faults.

  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (17 018 823)

    Statement Upheld Mental health services 26-Nov-2019

    Summary: Mrs B has complained about her daughter's treatment by a Council and a Trust on behalf of a Care Commissioning Group. The Ombudsmen find fault with the Council and Trust in relation to a lack of aftercare under s.117 of the Mental Health Act. They also uphold a complaint about the Council and Trust not refunding supported living fees. However, they do not find fault in relation to a residential move which broke down. The Council, Trust and Clinical Commissioning Group have agreed to a number of actions to remedy the impact of the identified faults.

  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust (16 015 030)

    Statement Upheld Mental health services 20-Nov-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen found fault with the care provided to a woman with complex needs by several health and social care organisations. This included failure to arrange assessments and reviews, failures in transition planning and failure to make appropriate safeguarding referrals. This fault meant opportunities were missed to explore whether the woman had additional care needs. This also resulted in distress and uncertainty for her sister, who is pursuing the complaint on her behalf. The organisations concerned have agreed to take action to remedy the injustice to the complainants.

  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (18 010 781)

    Statement Upheld Mental health services 24-Oct-2019

    Summary: Faults by the Trust, Council and CCG led to Mrs X paying for accommodation which should have been free section 117 aftercare. Faults by the Council in dealing with Ms X's enquiries and complaints caused her unnecessary time and trouble. The Council has already offered a fair remedy for Ms X's injustice. The Trust, Council and CCG have accepted the Ombudsmen's recommendations for service improvements and to address the injustice to Mrs X. We have therefore completed our investigation.

  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (17 016 161)

    Statement Upheld Mental health services 14-Oct-2019

    Summary: The complainant, Miss B said it was wrong when the Council and the CCG asked her to pay a third-party top-up fee towards accommodation provided to her father under the terms of the Mental Health Act 1983. She said she did not have help from the Council and the Trust to find a suitable placement and was bullied into signing a third-party top-up agreement. On the evidence available, the Ombudsmen do not find fault by the CCG. The Council and the Trust provided Miss B with good information when explaining why more expensive accommodation would require a third-party top-up payment. There were also faults in the way the Council and the Trust asked Miss B to sign a third-party top-up agreement and this is likely to have caused her avoidable distress. The Council and the Trust did not share a copy of an updated nursing needs assessment with two homes and as a result Miss B is left with doubt about the choice of accommodation process. The Council and the Trust have agreed to the Ombudsmen recommendations and will apologise, make an acknowledgement payment to Miss B. They will also remind officers of the importance of good practice when dealing with choice of accommodation.

  • Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (18 018 548)

    Statement Not upheld Mental health services 03-Oct-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsmen have upheld Mrs G's complaint about the way her carer's assessments were carried out. We have not found fault with the way the Trust, Council and CCG arranged Mr H's accommodation under s117 of the Mental Health Act or how the Trust communicated with Mrs G and Mr H about this.