Published on: 13th September 2021

In February 2020, NHS Improvement published an investigation report after Nigel Pascoe QC independently reviewed the historical cases of five people who died in Southern Health’s care between 2011 and 2015. The report recommended a second stage process to consider whether current policies are appropriate and to make recommendations where improvements are needed. The second stage took the form of a series of virtual public hearings which were held earlier this year and its full report has been published today.

The experiences of patients, carers and families are at the heart of what is important to us and remain our absolute priority and we welcome the scrutiny of our processes.

The panel heard many examples during the hearings of the improvements Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has continued to make in recent years, and we are pleased to see these reflected in the report.

We are united in wanting to see further improvements as soon as possible, for the benefit of patients and their families.

The final report is available and responses to the report are available to read through the links below:

Click here to view the full stage two report by My Pascoe QC

Click here to view the extracts of the stage two report featuring the Executive Summary, Recommendations and Conclusions.

Click here for an easy read version of the stage two report.

Click here to read the response from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.