Taplow Manor had been rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Formerly known as Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead, Taplow Manor is a specialist child and adolescent mental health inpatient service (CAMHS). It also provides psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs) for young people.

Its rating went down following this inspection, which took place in December 2022. The CQC found that concerns highlighted earlier in the year had not been fully addressed, and therefore placed the provider in special measures.

This means Taplow Manor must now follow the action plan set out by the CQC in its report. It will be subject to further inspections and assessment, and if appropriate steps to improve care are not followed the provider’s registration may be cancelled.

Five key questions

The CQC uses five key to determine whether a service is functioning well. They ask whether it is:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive
  • Well led.

While Taplow Manor was rated ‘good’ for responsiveness, it received ratings of ‘requires improvement’ for caring and effectiveness.

Against the key criteria of safety and leadership, it received ratings of ‘inadequate’.

Taplow Manor was therefore rated ‘inadequate’ overall. The CQC’s full report can read on its website.

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Published on 3 Apr, 2023

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