Trust and Respect Progress Report – July 2021

Trust and Respect Progress Report – July 2021

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. The final report “Trust and Respect” was published in February 2020 and made 51 recommendations for improvements in mental health services. At the time of publication, the Minister for Mental Health asked the Independent Inquiry team to revisit Tayside’s mental health services in 2021 to review the progress made in implementing the report’s recommendations. This Progress Review is intended to assist the delivery of improvements in the provision of mental health services in Tayside and highlights the key elements which need to be addressed over the next two to four years”.

David Strang, Chair of the Independent Inquiry said :–

“It is clear that a great deal of positive work has been undertaken in Tayside over the last year, following the publication of the Trust and Respect report. It is commendable that a new strategy for mental health – Living Life Well – has been developed, given the extraordinary demands of responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, there remains a long way to go to deliver the longer-term improvements that are required. There have been some missed opportunities for listening to people and engaging with partners in order to build trust.

I am grateful to everyone who supplied information or gave evidence to the Independent Inquiry Review team.”