Transforming care – learning 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