Healthcare still inadequate, say watchdogs

February 2009
Community Care;2/19/2009, Issue 1758, p11
The article reports that the Healthcare Commission and probation inspectorate has said that youth offending teams in England are still failing to provide adequate health services three years after a critical report. Twenty-four teams failed to have a health worker on site--a statutory requirement--and one-third lacked resources in general health nursing. A review of 450 cases by the watchdogs showed that nearly a quarter of young people were assessed as having a form of disability.


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