of mental health trusts performing to "highest level"
quarter of the 83 mental health trusts in England are performing
to "the highest level", the NHS watchdog said today.
trust ratings, reflecting performance in meeting targets, were published
in the Healthcare Commission's annual assessment of NHS trusts in
number of mental health trusts achieving two or three star status
increased from last year. Five mental health trusts gained no stars.
is the final year the commission has rated performance using the
star system which has been criticised as being simplistic.
year the commission is to employ an "annual health check"
to rate trusts in a bid to give a more comprehensive assessment
of NHS performance.
Commission's 2005 star ratings of mental health trusts
25, 2005: Mental health has "been left behind", says Healthcare
less than half of service users have access to crisis care when
needed says report
11, 2005: Mental health no longer the NHS Cinderella service, says
government - upbeat message comes one month after Healthcare
Commission highlighted a culture of violence on mental health wards
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