PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has told Cambridgeshire and Peterborough FT that if it does not take immediate steps to improve standards of its mental health services, enforcement action may follow.

Trust is failing to meet five essential standards in cluding the care and safety of people using services and safeguarding of vulnerable perople.

The demand for action comes as the regulator publishes a responsive review report and a Mental Health Annual Statement report in December which highlight findings and recommendations for improvements to care.

Concerns led the regulator to examine the trust’s compliance with their essential standards of quality and safety through assessing information held about the trust and carrying out three visits to the trust.

CQC inspectors found the trust to be in breach of five regulations covering care and welfare, staffing, safeguarding people, assessing and monitoring service provision and safety and suitability of premises.