Tavistock And Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health

As a specialist mental health service, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has its focus on education and training, but also provides services to people mainly in London, but some specialist services, such as the Gender Identity Clinic, are able to accept referrals from all over the country.

There is a specialist service provided by the Portman Clinic that offers long term help to all ages displaying signs of disturbing sexual behaviours, criminality or violence. This service is again available countrywide. The trust also offers a specialist youth offending service, providing support to young people who may have mental health issues that have contributed to their offending. The trust also offers training and education in mental health in both London and at centres across the UK.

Figures for this Trust

  • Number of Patient Safety Incidents & harm caused
    October 2019 to March 2020
    • Death
    • Severe
    • Moderate
    • Low
    • None
    Total 4
  • Top 3 categories of Patient Safety Incident
    October 2019 to March 2020
    1. Access, admission, transfer, discharge (including missing patient)
    2. Patient accident
    3. Clinical assessment (including diagnosis, scans, tests, assessments)

      • Number of Never Events and number by category
        Number of Never Events and
        number by category
        1 April to 31 August 2020
      • Wrong site surgery - 0
      • Retained foreign object post procedure - 0
      • Wrong implant/prosthesis - 0
      • Misplaced naso- or orogastric tubes - 0
      • Overdose of insulin due to abbreviations or incorrect device - 0
      • Administration of medication by the wrong route - 0
      • Overdose of methotrexate for non cancer treatment - 0
      • Failure to install functional collapsible shower or curtain rails - 0
      • Transfusion or transplantation of ABO incompatible blood components or organs - 0
      • Unintentional connection of a patient requiring O2 to an air flowmeter - 0
      • Misselection of high strength midazolam - 0
      • Misselection of a strong potassium solution - 0
      • Falls from poorly restricted windows - 0
      • Chest or neck entrapment in bed rails - 0
      • Scalding of patients - 0