PERFORMANCE: A national report has this week declared three of services run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to be compliant with the Care Quality Commission’s essential standards of quality and safety.

The CQC performed unannounced inspections of the following Assessment, Treatment and Support services between February and May this year:

  • Farmfield in Charlwood (Mole Valley)
  • Fairmead in Staines (Spelthorne) and
  • Oaklands in Caterham (Tandridge) 

The compliance review focused on two standards: “Care and Welfare” and “Safeguarding Adults from Abuse”.

All three services were found to be fully compliant. No concerns were reported at Oaklands, although the inspectors noted one minor concern at Farmfield and two minor concerns at Fairmead.

Jo Young, trust director of quality and nursing, said: “I am delighted that all our services were declared compliant and that Oaklands in particular was given a completely clean bill of health – putting it in the top 24 per cent of units in the country.

“Since these inspections took place, we have taken action to address the minor concerns, making sure people always have access to advocacy services and that we keep more detailed notes in certain instances.”

She added: “In this instance I think it is important to give credit where credit is due however and would like to congratulate the three teams for their continued dedication and commitment.”