STRUCTURE: A building Plymouth Teaching PCT plans to use for children and adolescent mental health services will not open on time as it has not been registered with Care Quality Commission.

A meeting of the PCT board was told the issue of CQC registration “had not been picked up by the project board” developing the new service which had a financial implication as the building could not be used. The head of CQC had briefed some members of the executive team and apologised for delay but said that unfortunately the PCT would have to wait their turn as the CQC has thousands of applications.

The building was due to be occupied by 28 February but the board heard this was now unlikely. Staff will be able to move into the building ahead of service users.