PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has warned Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust that it has found cause for minor concern at one of its sites.

On 9 May the CQC published 10 more reports from its programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.

The Brookfield Centre at the Littlebrook Hospital site is a rehabilitation and recovery inpatient service for up to 10 adult males with an identified learning disability or mental health need, and where there is either a history or risk of offending behaviour.

The CQC identified minor concerns with standards on the “care and welfare of people who use services”.

The CQC’s report said: “People experienced effective, safe and appropriate care and support that was tailored to their individual needs. Staff were caring, good at engaging with patients and had developed positive relationships with individuals. People’s needs were assessed; care plans and risk assessments were in place, and people’s health needs were met.

“However, it was not always clear how patients had been involved in the management of their health and not all care plans were devised using person centred principles and were not always accessible to patients. This did not encourage full patient involvement and did not protect their rights.”

The CQC said provider was compliant with standards on “safeguarding people who use services from abuse”.