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New guidance launched today will support prescribing healthcare professionals to review inappropriate prescriptions for people under their care who have a learning disability and/or autism. The toolkit comes as NHS England and Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, joined forces with five professional bodies and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation […]
A copy of this press release is also available in easy read. People with a learning disability are being asked to contribute to new tests which will help improve NHS services ranging from dentistry to acute care, NHS England has announced today. The NHS Quality Checkers programme sees people with a learning disability employed to […]
NHS England has today published an independent report into the deaths of people with a learning disability or mental health problem at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, and highlighted a system-wide response. The report was commissioned by NHS England (South) following the death of Connor Sparrowhawk in July 2013 in a unit in Oxford run […]
People with a learning disability and/or autism* will be supported to lead more independent lives and have greater say about the support they receive under a national plan published today to radically improve learning disability services. Central to the progress set out by the plan over the next three years will be new, high-quality, community-based […]
NHS England and NHS Employers have launched a pledge to employ more people with learning disabilities which local NHS organisations are being encouraged to sign up to. The pledge was opened for signatures at a workshop event held for employers in Bristol yesterday. The pledge is split into three stages: Step one – commitment. Organisations are […]
New guidance will help health and care employers job create employment opportunities Organisations across the health service in England are today (23 September) being provided with tools to help them meet a challenge to recruit people with learning disabilities. NHS Learning Disability Employment Programme – a joint programme between NHS England and NHS Employers – […]
NHS England has today set out how it intends that reviews of care and treatment arrangements for people with learning disabilities are to be embedded across the health and care system. Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) were developed as part of NHS England’s commitment to improving the care of people with learning disabilities or autism. […]
Share your views on the draft Service Model for people with learning disabilities/ autism on Thursday 27 August 1.00-2.00pm We are hosting a Learning Disabilities hour on twitter. We are inviting feedback on the latest draft service model: Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who have a mental health condition or display behaviour that […]
NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA), and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Sevices (ADASS) have today published a new draft national framework designed to improve the care of people with learning disabilities, shifting services away from hospital care and towards community-based settings. The new draft Service Model is the latest piece of work […]
NHS England has today promised rapid and sustained action to tackle the over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs to people with learning disabilities after three separate reports highlighted the need for change. Research commissioned by the health body and delivered in three reports from the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and NHS Improving Quality has found […]