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NHS England has today published the latest quarterly Assuring Transformation data that tracks progress on moving people with learning disabilities and/or autism from in-patient to community settings.
The figures at 31 December 2014 show a reduction in the overall number of people with learning disabilities and /or autism in in-patient settings.
The data also shows that more people (1,561) now have a transfer date to a community setting and almost two thirds of these are within the next 12 months.
This follows the recent publication of the Next Steps report, developed jointly by the key national partners across health and social care, to do more to improve services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism over the coming months.
The work, led by NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA), the Association of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH), will substantially reduce the number of people in hospitals and ensure that care is delivered in community settings, closer to home.
For more details on the latest data, including the detailed analysis, see Assuring Transformation data.