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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 […]
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 […]
NHS England has asked Sir Stephen Bubb, the Chief Executive of charity leaders network ACEVO, to head a new group of experts and advisors to develop a national guide for how we provide health and care for those with learning disabilities. The group will also include healthcare, charity and voluntary sectors, as well as with […]
NHS England has today published a more detailed analysis of the quarterly ‘Assuring Transformation’ data published on 16 May 2014. This data informs on progress on the NHS commitments in the Winterbourne View Concordat as of 31 March 2014. The Winterbourne View Concordat is an action plan, published by the Department of Health in December […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]