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NHS Trust Could Have Prevented Teenagers Death
Health services in Birmingham and the Black Country could have prevented the death of teenager Christina Edkins.
The 16 year old was stabbed to death on a bus on Hagley Road in the city by mental health sufferer Phillip Simelane.
A second investigation by health workers has found support should have been given to him earlier and that could have stopped him stabbing her.
Publication of the report by NHS England comes three years after a separate homicide review said Christina's death followed a series of "mismanaged opportunities''' to identify Similane's acute psychotic disorder.
The previous inquiry also found the death of Christina, from Birmingham, could have been prevented if her killer had received appropriate treatment.
Simelane, from Walsall, pleaded guilty to manslaughter following the random stabbing on a bus in Birmingham in March 2013, and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.Second Review:
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Response:
Published in September 2014, the multi-agency investigation into the killing, co-ordinated by NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group, highlighted long-term failings by members of the police, prison service and medical staff.
Commenting on the report's findings, its chair Dr Alison Reed said: "It is clear that there were missed opportunities, particularly for organisations and professionals to work together more closely in heeding the repeated attempts by (Simelane's) mother to secure help for her son.
"It is the conclusion of the panel that as Christina's death was directly related to (Simelane's) mental illness, it could have been prevented if his mental health needs had been identified and met.''
The report's authors made 51 recommendations to seven agencies involved in the case for changes to processes, practices and partnership-working.
The NHS announced a second inquiry into the care given to Simelane in November 2014 after the initial report was reviewed by an independent committee.
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