Friday, October 09, 2009
Don't say you feel let down by inpatient psychiatric care
If you do say you feel let down by psychiatric inpatient care, you might incur the wrath of Louis Appleby, the Mental Health Tsar. Thank goodness the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is independent of government, because Appleby thinks they've "deliberately distorted" the results of a survey of mental health acute inpatients (see Community Care news). At least Kay Sheldon, one of the CQC Board, who has herself been detained under the Mental Health Act and received a payout from the NHS for wrongful diagnosis of schizophrenia, has answered him (see blog).