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Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a "broken" care system, a report warns. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it knows of at least 62 adults and children that have been living in segregation in mental health hospitals for long periods of time. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who commissioned the work, said he was appalled by the distressing stories. He promised cases would be reviewed. The report presents the CQC's initial findings on the use of long-term segregation on mental health wards for children and young people and wards for people with a learning disability or autism. The CQC has so far visited and assessed the care of ... Full story

21 May