US Acadia Group pay 1.28bn for The Priory Group .NHS billons on Behavioural services feed USA Venture Capital Profit.

US Acadia, bought the Priory Group for 1.28 bn last year and now owns half of all mental/behavioural services in England..

95% of The Priory Group income is now public money.

In 2015/16 it received over 250 million of NHS funds.

Joey Jacobs owns Acadia Behavioural Healthcare Services and earned 8,241,847 dollars in salary, bonus and shares in 2014.

Tom Riall, Formally chief executive of Serco, with all its known financial scandals, was made CO of the Priory Group

And he is also a Director of 166 other learning disability companies including the Affinity Trust now Affinity Group and effectively controls most mentally disabled residential groups. His net worth is 1.66 billion

After five formal notices served by Coroners because of deaths in the Priory Group, Riall moved on to My Dentist.

Does this sound like a cash strapped NHS ?? no, quite the reverse, it is a bonanza for private venture capital .

No competition, as all is owned and controlled by one company and run for maximum profit

Only those hospitals and residential units owned by US Acadia are funded by NHS England through its CCGs, as the only ‘qualified providers’ under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

The system is fed by no support in parent’s home due to LA cuts, but this is just the excuse, for an LA policy that feeds venture capital regardless of its service.

The rest of this lucrative behavioural industry is also privately owned by United Health Services, who own Cygnet Hospitals and Cambian Group including NHS CAMHS groups. UHS previous executive was Simon Stevens who now heads NHS England which controls all CCG funding.

As we have seen there are no independent or indeed any investigations into service user deaths and even when there are and they last 18 months as in the death of Thomas Rawnsley, all is whitewashed and does not affect the service provider showing there is no accountability even for death, as evidenced by recent death reviews, yet these services cost our NHS billions.

via US Acadia Group pay 1.28bn for The Priory Group .NHS Mental feeds Venture Capital Profit.

Autism and Deprivation of Liberty: The Shocking Tale of What the State is Doing

In addition to the thousands sectioned under the MHA, earning £13,000 a year from our cashstrapped NHS mainly now in private venture capital backed NHS hospitals, we also have hundreds of thousands held in various institutions – community living, nursing homes under Court of protection Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Orders for life.

All their hearings, orders and services are secret on the grounds of confidentiality and their family is gagged from even mentioning them or their services and life .

At the time this article was published in 2014, it was estimated there would be 94,000 Dols LA applications, but in fact in 2015/16, there were 195,840. In a time of austerity this represents an average of over £6,000 per week payment for care from the NHS/LA with far more paid for ASD/LD deemed complex.

Dols allow every decision food, relationships, outtings, medication to be made by the for profit provider in what they think is in the  service user’s ‘best interests.

The deemed ‘incapable’ nor their family have any rights or even court representation as the COP appoints an Official solicitor to represent the incapable, funded by the state, but he invariably finds a person’s best interests is that chosen by the care provider.

Provided the service provider believe they are acting reasonably in a persons best interests they can effectively do what they like to  the service user for life and are not liable for their services under s5 MCA.

The LA/NHS who commissioned the services and would be liable if the services were inadequate oversee the services with a scant prescribed inspections from the CQC.

And the government has made it now much easier for LAs/nhs  to obtain DOLs which they are renaming LIBERTY  Safeguards

Now the service providers via the CCGs will effectively control them and capture and control their own customers.

Planet Autism Blog

Deprivation of Liberty The Government created an Autism Act in 2009 for adults on the autistic spectrum.  Then it created an adults Autism Strategy (ironically entitled “Leading Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives”) in 2010, to remind authorities that there was an Autism Act and that they were meant to be adhering to it – just spelling it out sort of thing.  When people kept on reporting that things still weren’t being done as they were supposed to, despite the Act and the Strategy, the Government next created their “Think Autism” Strategy in 2014 just to remind them again (just how dense can these people be!).  What is all this achieving?  The Government can hold it’s hands up and say, “Look, we made a law for you, we did our bit, look how seriously we are taking this.”  …We all know what the term ‘lip service’ means though.

Some autistic adults are getting deflected…

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