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NHS England and NHS Improvement has published a mental health homicide review into the care and treatment of Mr T, who was a service-user under the care of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Mr T took his own life in 2016 after being arrested on suspicion of murdering his baby son, who was subsequently found to have been unlawfully killed. Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has published an action plan, in response to the report’s recommendations. This can be found on the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website
An NHS Kernow spokesman said: “We would like to give our sincere condolences to the family.
“As outlined in NHS England’s independent report, a review has been undertaken leading up to the death of this couple to understand what happened, and if anything could have been done differently.
“The reports confirms this incident could not have been foreseen or prevented. We are working with Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Outlook South West on an action plan to make sure that lessons are learned and become embedded in the way teams work.”