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Woodbourne Priory Hospital, in Edgbaston, a private hospital providing mental health services, has been rated ‘inadequate’ by a health watchdog following an inspection prompted by a young patient’s preventable death. … Read more

The Care Quality Commission has forbidden two private hospitals from admitting patients without permission from regulators, after inspectors reported multiple instances of poor care, including patients being pushed and laughed … Read more

A report from Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board into the deaths of three adults with learning disabilities at a failed hospital should prompt a review to prevent further “lethal outcomes” at … Read more

St John’s House in Suffolk, run by Partnerships in Care, a subsidiary of the Priory Group, has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission after finding some interactions between … Read more

This article gives an overview of the failures that have taken place when non-NHS organisations (private and not-for-profit) have been awarded contracts to run NHS services. Failures have taken place … Read more

The private company, Cygnet Healthcare, that ran an NHS learning disability hospital hit by revelations of staff abuse of vulnerable patients had been under scrutiny from the authorities over safety and safeguarding … Read more

A report from the organisation for NHS managers, NHS Providers, warns that the increasing use of private sector hospitals to look after patients with complex learning disabilities has left patients at risk … Read more

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