05 Feb Final Report of the Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside
The Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside today publishes its Final Report – “Trust and Respect”.
The Independent Inquiry was commissioned by NHS Tayside in 2018 to examine the accessibility, safety, quality and standards of care provided by all mental health services in Tayside.
Today’s report identifies five cross-cutting themes which need to be addressed to improve mental health services in Tayside:
- Strategic service design
- Clarity of governance and leadership responsibility
- Engaging with people
- Learning culture
David Strang, Chair of the Inquiry said –
“Over 1500 people contributed to the Inquiry’s work. I am grateful to everyone who gave evidence to the Inquiry; listening to their voices has shaped the Inquiry’s approach. Their evidence has been central to the findings and recommendations which we have published today.
The report’s title – “Trust and Respect” – reflects the main conclusions of the Inquiry – that there has been a loss of trust in mental health services in Tayside. Trust needs to be rebuilt by treating everyone with respect. The active involvement of staff, patients, communities and partner organisations will be essential to building a new culture and approach to delivering services and treating patients in Tayside.
The publication of this report provides an opportunity for Tayside to develop world class mental health services, where the population are served with commitment and passion.”