How can we improve health and care services for offenders? Consultation event with Care Quality Commission Inspectors

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Date: 8th June 2016 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: 200a Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9JP. Link to directions

Clinks and LVSC invite you to a workshop with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on how to share information about health and care services for offenders in London and encourage services to be ‘outstanding’. CQC would like to build contacts with user and advocacy groups supporting people in the criminal justice system in London to better understand the quality of care they receive.

  • Do you have clients whose health and care needs are not being met?
  • Are your staff or volunteers having to spend more time and energy supporting clients with their health needs, or to navigate health and care services?

If so, this is your chance to tell CQC about the quality of health and care services and help them identify good and poor care.

Meet with CQC inspectors to share your experiences of health and care services (including GPs, hospitals, mental health, prison healthcare and social care services) and discuss where services need to be improved.

Clinks members tell us that both the variety and severity of your clients’ needs are increasing, while at the same time health and care services are being cut back and those that remain are under constant pressure.

The CQC inspect and regulate health and social care services (in prison and in the community) to ensure they are delivering safe, effective, high quality care to all their patients. They want to hear your stories, and the stories of people you support, of how health and care services in London are delivering for people in contact with the Criminal Justice System.

The event is free to attend; and vouchers and travel expenses can be paid for volunteers and service users. Please note this event is not aimed at service providers who are regulated by CQC.