Universal Health Services own Cambian and Cygnet. What do we know about them?

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UHS own more than 200 psychiatric facilities in the USA and admitted nearly 450,000 patients last year.

UHS now run nearly half of UK NHS mental health services, owning both the ‘community living’ provision of the Cambian group and the Cygnet group

Health and Social Care Foundation Trusts commission UHS services for Clinical Commissioning Groups, as the only ‘qualified providers’ under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Nearly a quarter of NHS England’s budget is spent on mental health services.

New inpatient admissions are private, and mainly enforced under MHA section, or MCA ‘incapacity’, and unlike in the USA insurance system, NHS funding never runs out.

And in the UK there is no contractual liability to the service users via insurance contracts.

What do we know about UHS service provision, precious little, as they can hide behind commercial confidentiality.

We have employees reviews, a staff registered nurse posting last…

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