Learning disabilities

New team to give voice to learning disability community

A new two person team is to be appointed to help people with learning disabilities co-design and transform services as part of NHS England’s Transforming Care programme. Jane Cummings, Chief Nurse at NHS England, announced at last week’s Board Meeting that someone with a learning disability will be recruited in a full time role alongside […]

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Developing a national framework for local commissioning of community based support for people with learning disabilities

NHS England has asked Sir Stephen Bubb, the Chief Executive of charity leaders network ACEVO, to chair a steering group to develop recommendations for the development of a national framework for local commissioning of community based support for people with learning disabilities. This will specifically respond to the pledge set out in the Winterbourne View […]

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NHS England publishes data on transfer dates for people with learning disabilities, autism and behaviour that challenges

NHS England is today (Tuesday 18 March) publishing the first set of quarterly data prompted by the Winterbourne View Concordat aimed at getting better care for people with learning disabilities, autism and behaviour that challenges. Where someone is admitted to hospital the priority from the start should be rehabilitation and returning home. Following the Winterbourne […]

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Appointment of Dr Dominic Slowie – National Clinical Director for Learning Disability

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointment of a new National Clinical Director by the Medical Directorate at NHS England, Dr Dominic Slowie, NCD for Learning Disability. At the NHS Commissioning Board’s Medical Leadership Conference in March this year, the National Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, announced the appointment of 23 National Clinical […]

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Learning disabilities guidance for CCGs

Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups has been published on the Improving Health and Lives website The guide has been written to help CCGs: commission high quality, cost effective general and specialist health services for people with learning disabilities; jointly commission services for people who […]

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