Webinar: Adolescents and young adults with mild and moderate learning disabilities, 17th July, 12:30-1pm. To register email LDT@phe.gov.uk. We’ll cover what the data shows about what young people say about their sexual health, mental health, exercise and alcohol/drug use.
People with learning disabilities often feel left out of cultural conversations. They need to be at the heart of decision-making when it comes to finding a solution.
New standards to help NHS trusts measure the quality of care they provide to people with learning disabilities, autism or both.
The standards have been developed with a number of outcomes created by people and families — which clearly state what they expect from the NHS. By taking this approach to quality improvement, it places patient and carer experience as the primary objective, as well as recognising the importance of how the NHS listens, learns and responds in order to improve care.
There are four standards, which include:
- respecting and protecting rights
- inclusion and engagement
- learning disability services standard (aimed solely at specialist mental health trusts providing care to people with learning disabilities, autism or both)