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Learning Disabilities Census Report, England – 30 September 2013, Further Analysis.

Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2014

This report presents further findings from the 2013 Learning Disabilities Census, following an initial report published on the 13 December 2013. The principal aim of the Census was to deliver action 17 in ‘Transforming Care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital – “an audit of current services for people with challenging behaviour to take a snapshot of provision, numbers of out of area placements and lengths of stay”.

The Learning Disabilities Census was collected on the 30 September 2013, providing an individual record level snapshot of inpatients in receipt of treatment from NHS and independent learning disability service providers on that day. This patient group comprises those with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and/or behaviour that challenges. Data were collected via the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on behalf of the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and NHS England.

This report contains information relating to patient experience of care including drug administration, incidents, ward accommodation, uses of the Mental Health Act (1983), and information on the commissioning and provision of learning disability services including costs and care planning. It also provides more detailed information on a geographical basis and additional service user profile information.

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