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'Sexual safety' review of NHS mental health wards launched

13/04/2018

From the Independent

A review of “sexual assault and harassment” on NHS mental health wards has been launched by England’s health and social care watchdog, after a snapshot survey identified 900 incidents or risks reported by staff in a three-month window.

It was triggered after Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors found “sexual incidents” reported by staff at a trust that was already being investigated for housing men and women on the same ward - a clear breach of guidance. (See the CQC press release here)

When it broadened its search in the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS), a central database of 60,000 patient safety incident reports, which can include risks that have yet to cause an incident, the CQC found trusts had reported almost 1,000 sexual safety issues. 

To read the full story please click here.

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