PERFORMANCE: Barnet PCT has apologised to the family of a woman with complex mental health problems who died after a decision to transfer funding to another body meant she was discharged early.

A report to the board of Barnet CCG said Barnet PCT had “apologised for the impact of the decision to transfer funding for Mrs Sheila McInulty to Harrow local authority.”

The board report said: “Barnet PCT undertook a thorough review of the systems and processes in place at the time and these have been embedded in to the practice of Barnet CCG. These will be reviewed by RSM Tenon, the CCG’s internal auditors, each year for the next three years.”

The incident took place in February 2011.