Southern Health NHS Trust: Talent Works Ltd to pull out of contract – BBC News

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Image caption Katrina Percy stepped down as president of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in August

A business controversially paid countless pounds by the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has actually served notification it is ending a brand-new agreement.

Talent Works Ltd is owned by a partner of Katrina Percy, the trust’s previous president.

The training services company was paid more than 5m over 4 years for an agreement valued at less than 300,000.

Southern Health personnel were notified in a letter that Talent Works had actually served notification it was ending its agreement.

Ms Percy, who stepped down as president of the distressed trust last month, and Talent Works owner, Chris Martin, had actually collaborated in previous posts.

‘Specialist services’

In July, BBC News exposed it was paid almost 5.4 million over a 4 year duration regardless of winning an agreement valued at less than 300,000 – an overspend approaching 2,000%.

It had actually been granted a brand-new 3.5 m three-year agreement in March 2015.

The trust’s interim president revealed that Talent Works had actually served notification that it wished to end its agreement in a letter on Friday. When the agreement would officially end, #peeee

The trust stated it was not able to offer more information on.

Talent Works has not yet reacted to an ask for a remark.

At the time of the initial discoveries, Southern Health stated: “We completely accept that the initial agreement for Talent Works was for an amount far less than the ultimate invest,” including it was “not uncommon” for Ms Percy to have actually dealt with Chris Martin due to the “professional services they offer to the NHS”.

The trust stated it took its monetary obligations “really seriously”.

Southern Health has actually been under extreme analysis because an NHS England-commissioned report in December discovered it cannot examine the unforeseen deaths of numerous clients .

A failure of management and governance at the trust was blamed for the issues, a conclusion a subsequent CQC report in April concurred with.

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Image caption Chris Martin’s site included a commendation from Katrina Percy

Timeline

2006 -Management specialist Chris Martin and Katrina Percy begin interacting while she was primary running officer at Surrey and Sussex Hospitals

2009 – Ms Percy ends up being president of Hampshire Community Health Care and Mr Martin follows her, offering training and management assistance

2010 – Mr Martin begins a company of organisational psychologists called Talent Works Ltd, whose site states they are “specialists in culture and behaviour modification”

2010 – In December, Southern Health markets for management advancement assistance. The tender has a worth of 288,000, and the agreement is to last 3 years, with an alternative for a one year extension

2011 – Ms Percy signs up with Southern Health as president and the work is granted to Talent Works Ltd

2014 – The preliminary 3 year agreement ends and the company is paid 5.365 m. The trust decides to exercise its alternative for a 1 year extension



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