Our work Projects and research CQC Mental Health Act annual report advisory group Lead: Heather Hurford CQC are producing a Mental Health Act Annual Report and a 5 year plan & are taking a more inclusive approach. NSUN was invited to sit on the advisory group. The purpose of the group is to provide expertise & experience to inform the approach & scope of the report, advise on themes & presentation & dissemination of the final report. The June meeting was asked to consider an outline structure & content. It was suggested that vignettes are gathered to illustrate themes. The aspirations for the work are to: Maximise impact & usefulness Strengthen data pipeline Systematic approach to data collection Strengthen the user voice Link to participation, human rights & citizenship Link to wider system, national policy, research & embed recommendations in practice Make recommendations to commissioners Last report: Was cascaded via digested forms to clinicians Raised debate Validated what was known Raised substandard practice Discussion looked at expectations of CQC , its ‘core compliance’ role or a body to drive improvement (legitimising via evidence). Enforcement powers: NHS litigation authority & CQC – fines, restrictions & closures. Use MH Act in the context of other legal requirements. CQC are producing quarterly health & social care Market Reports. Read more here.