On the day briefing: Kirkup review into Liverpool Community Health
The independent review was commissioned by NHS Improvement (NHSI) following concerns raised about care delivered at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (LCH) during November 2010 to December 2014. The findings of a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection at the trust in late 2013 identified a range of issues at the trust that required an immediate response to system failings identified.
A CQC inspection report raised concerns about the quality of healthcare being provided to patients of the healthcare being provided to patients in the community and in HMP Liverpool and about the management culture of the trust and practices demonstrated by senior managers.
Summary of the review findings:
- The trust experienced significant failings in care quality, including an inexperienced management and director team
- The trust was focussed on its pursuit of Foundation Trust (FT) status and achieving very significant cost savings required by its commissioners
- Organisational structures changed radically and responsibilities moved to new organisations.