New residential support service leads 'revolution in learning disability care'
DH review – Winterbourne View Interim Report.
Winterbourne View: Update and Action Needed.
BBC Panorama programme on 31 May 2011 featured systemic abuse of patients within Winterbourne View, an independent hospital run by Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd.
The Department has issued a dear colleague letter to the NHS and local authorities setting out action that needs to be taken forward by NHS bodies and local authorities. People with learning disabilities continue to face real health inequalities and it remains a priority for the NHS to work to improve health outcomes for this excluded group.
The letter also reminds commissioners of the minimum action that is expected to be taken in order to improve standards at a local level. Agencies were requested to appoint a lead commissioner to coordinate the work of all commissioners of patients and residents for any facility where CQC has advised that regulatory action may need to be taken in order to ensure the welfare of the individual residents.
Since December 2011 the Care Quality Commission has been carrying out a series of inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.
Transforming Care: New Referral Checklist.
Transforming primary care: New referral checklist
This document sets out plans for more proactive, personalised and joined up care, including the Proactive Care Programme, providing the 800,000 patients with the most complex health and care needs with:a personal care and support plan a named accountable GPa professional to coordinate their care same-day telephone consultations
Exclusive video: LDT London - Paul Richards on Q-Kit
At Learning Disability Today 2013 Paul Richards introduced delegates to Southdown housing's Q-Kit. The Q-Kit is a quaility checking tool designed by people with learning disabilites. Watch highlights of how the kit enables people with learning disabilities to focus on what makes good support and therefore a good life, below.