​​Transforming care – learnin​g disability and autism​​

In October 2015, NHS England, the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) published  'Building the right support ', a national plan to develop community services for people with a learning disability and/or autism and who display behaviour that challenges (including those with a mental health condition). The publication of the national plan follows an extensive work conducted by NHS England (NHSE) and various partners.  The work includes:​

  • six fast track areas that have developed plans and have started to transform these services in their local areas
  • a new national service model, developed in conjunction with those who use, commission and deliver these services
  • NHS England have asked local areas to form Transforming Care Partnerships, to jointly deliver the three outcomes in their sub-regional areas:
  • reduced reliance on inpatient services (strengthening support in the community)
  • improved quality of life for people in inpatient and community settings
  • improved quality of care for people in inpatient and community settings.

The South East London Transforming Care Partnership covers the areas of Bexley, Bromley, ​Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.

NHS Greenwich CCG recently supported national Learning Disability Week (18 - 24 June 2018).  The theme of the week was 'Treat me well,' and focused on how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital.  During the week, the CCG's learning disability team hosted a stall at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich to talk to clinicians and patients about how NHS hospital services could be improved for people with a learning disability

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