Monitoring the quality of care and safety for people with a learning disability and/or people who are autistic in inpatient care

Learning disability and autism safe and wellbeing reviews

As part of the NHS response to the safeguarding adults review (SAR) concerning the deaths of Joanna, Jon and Ben at Cawston Park, a national review, confirmed by Claire Murdoch, National Director for Mental Health has been undertaken to check the safety and wellbeing of all people with a learning disability and autistic people who are being cared for in a mental health inpatient setting. This includes people whose care is being funded by Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) (previously funded through CCGs), specialised commissioning and provider collaborative commissioning.  All reviews are now complete.

Themes emerging from the review findings will be shared with NHS England regional and national teams in a report in the summer of 2022.. The regional and national teams will make sure the learning from the reviews is used to develop any new guidance and to shape the work being delivered.

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