Karl responds to CQC Report on Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, has responded to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) latest Report which rates Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) as Requires Improvement overall.


Karl McCartney MP, said: “As Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, I am of course very disappointed that inspectors from the Government’s healthcare watchdog, the CQC, have found that the LPFT must make a number of improvements to bring its services up to a level that would earn a rating of Good overall.  The need for improvement is especially disappointing as I take a keen Interest in mental health provision both in my Constituency, the County and across the Country.


“Yes, the LPFT Requires Improvement, but we should also acknowledge that the Trust was rated as Good for being caring and responsive. 


“Clearly, though, there are a number of issues that do need addressing, which is why I am pleased our extremely hardworking doctors, nurses, support staff and managers have already taken action with a view to implementing the CQC’s recommendations.


“In the meantime, I remain on hand to assist the Chief Executive, Dr John Brewin (with whom I met only last month) and his staff in any way I can.”


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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221.