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1 Learning Disability Census
Awareness event Manchester 11 September 2013

2 Programme Background Purpose of event Census coverage Data collection
Questions

3 Learning Disability Policy Lead Department of Health
Zawar Patel Learning Disability Policy Lead Department of Health

4 Winterbourne View Hospital
Opened in December 2006 Registered for assessment and treatment and rehabilitation for people with learning disabilities Most patients placed there under the Mental Health Act by commissioners from across England Closed in 2011 after abuse of patients exposed Several reports into events at Winterbourne View NHS Report looked at how people were placed there Serious Case Review gave details of what happened

5 Transforming care Department of Health Review from May 2011 to December 2012 Looked at how people with behaviour that challenges are supported across England Informed by: Other reports and evidence, including CQC inspections of services for people with learning disabilities Involvement and engagement with people with learning disabilities or autism, family carers, providers, commissioners and staff Final report published in December 2012

6 Transforming care - Issues identified
Around half of patients were far from home Very long stays. In some cases over 3 years Patients frequently subject to restraint Families not allowed to visit patients on wards or in bedrooms Closed culture made abuse hard to spot Inadequate access to advocacy for patients Complaints not handled properly

7 Concordat: Programme of Action
Signed by more than 50 organisations Over 60 actions focused on: Improving the quality of care and outcomes Planning around needs of patients from childhood Ensuring provision of local, personalised services Avoiding unnecessary inpatient assessment and treatment Moving people from hospital back home or to community support quickly Clear line of sight and responsibility from commissioners to each individual in inpatient settings

8 Concordat: Programme of Action
Key commitments Commissioners to identify people with a learning disability or autism and / or behaviour that challenges, who may also have a mental health condition To review identified people’s care and if appropriate move individuals to community settings Local joint plans in every area based on models of good care for people of all ages Joint Improvement Programme led by NHS England and Local Government Association to work with local areas Oversight of progress through the Learning Disability Programme Board

9 Learning Disability Census
Concordat action to commission an audit of current (inpatient) services for people with challenging behaviour to take a snapshot of provision, numbers of out of area placements and lengths of stay The audit will be repeated one year on to enable the Learning Disability Programme Board to assess what is happening Learning Disability Census identified as way of delivering this action Based on Count Me In census methodology, but questions changed to focus on issues identified in Transforming care Data will be: Published to show what is happening nationally Shared with commissioners to support plans to review people’s care

10 Census coverage – who is included?
People in inpatient beds for mental and / or behavioural healthcare Who have either Learning disabilities or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s Syndrome) Any age Any level of security (General / Low / Medium / High) Any status under the Mental Health Act (Informal or detained) Do not include: People in accommodation not registered with the CQC as hospital beds People in beds for physical health care People who do not have either learning disabilities or autism

11 What do we want from the Census?
How many people with a learning disability or autism are currently in in-patient mental and behavioural care beds? How many have personality disorders or mental illnesses requiring hospital in-patient treatment now? How many are known to local commissioners and being actively managed by learning disability specialists from their home area? How many are working towards a planned discharge? How satisfactory or unsatisfactory are current placements? How does this vary around the country?

12 National policy drivers
Everyone counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 Guaranteeing no community is left behind or disadvantaged Better outcomes from mental health services NHS Mandate “The NHS Commissioning Board’s (NHS England) objective is to ensure that vulnerable people, particularly those with learning disabilities and autism receive safe, appropriate, high quality care. The presumption should always be that services are local and that people remain in their communities; we expect to see a substantial reduction in reliance on inpatient care for these groups of people”

13 Team Leader - Intelligence Care Quality Commission
Giovanna Polato Team Leader - Intelligence Care Quality Commission

14 CQC Learning Disability Inspection Programme - Background
An advisory group was established to provide experience and expertise to CQC 150 locations were inspected across NHS, independent healthcare and adult social care settings We reviewed whether people experienced safe and appropriate care, treatment and support and whether they are protected from abuse Inspections were carried out by CQC inspectors, professional advisors and ‘experts by experience’ both people who have used services and family carers

15 Key overall findings Overall just under half (48%) of locations did not meet the required standards Just over half assessment and treatment services were compliant with both outcomes (52%), but more people were in services that were non compliant (58%) Independent health care locations were twice as likely to be non compliant as NHS locations (68% and 33% respectively)

16 Professor Gyles Glover
Co-Director Learning Disabilities team Public Health England

17 Count Me In Census Designed to look at ethnic inequalities in treatment for mental and behavioural conditions Ran annually from 2005 to 2010 – Learning disability only covered from 2006 Covered all mental and behavioural in-patient hospitals – NHS and independent Following Winterbourne View, a key source of information about the scale of inpatient care for people with learning disabilities Census asked about normal use of beds (for people with mental illness or learning disabilities, also about disabilities (including whether each person had a learning disability))

18 Count Me In Census The next four slides show what the Count Me In census has shown about inpatient care of people who were reported to have learning disabilities. Some were in learning disability beds, some in mental illness beds The census also identified 330 people with autism, but without learning disability in mental illness beds - they are not covered here

19 Trends in in-patients with LD - 1
Mental Illness vs Learning disability beds: Numbers steady since 2007 Increasing proportion in mental illness beds since 2009 NHS vs independent sector beds: Increasing proportion in independent sector beds

20 Trends in in-patients with LD - 2
Type of in-patient bed: Numbers in A&T beds fairly steady Increase in number in Rehabilitation beds Decrease in numbers in Long Stay and ‘other’ beds (Bed type data lost for 2008) Stay length at time of census: Proportion staying over 5 years falling Since 2007, small increase in proportion staying less than 12 months

21 Substantial proportion with apparently unknown commissioner
Type of commissioner

22 Frequency of incidents
The table shows the numbers (and percentage) of patients experiencing each of the types of adverse event shown at least twice and at least ten times in the three months up to the census date. Ten times in three months is on average roughly once per week.

23 Rate of use varies widely between areas
In-patients per 1000 known to GPs with LD Map shows in-patients in A&T beds for people with learning disability per 1000 people known to GPs in the areas in which they live Note this map uses a narrower set of data – LD beds only, and only A&T beds, also omits people whose commissioner is unknown London

24 Health and Social Care Information Centre
Catherine Faley Data Collection Section Head & Robert Cavalleri Specialist Learning Disabilities Project Lead Health and Social Care Information Centre

25 Learning Disability Census - Data Collection
Overview of system Registration process (During September) Data entry and validation (First 2 weeks of October) Data and definitions Key messages

26 System Lots of benefits
 Clinical Audit Platform: Lots of benefits Internet Explorer 7 or above, Google Chrome or Firefox recent versions

27 Registration Process Part 1
You will be invited to register when the registration period is open Registration is a two step process, first of all you get a single sign on (SSO) account. https://login.ic.nhs.uk/Login.aspx? You use an to register, you need to remember this for the next step. You will be invited to register when the registration period is open

28 Registration Process Part 2
The organisation then fills in a word document with details of each user The form is then ed to the Caldicott Guardian who completes the final section and s the document to the Contact centre Caldicott Guardian or equivalent

29 Registration The Health and Social Care Information Centre Contact Centre will: verify the Caldicott Guardian; then they will add the users to the system; and, send them an letting them know they can start using the system

30 Data Entry Prepare data in advance
Spreadsheet – format, accurate, complete (refer to dataset) Individual patient record (if “small” numbers, 20 or so), or File upload Ensure data are complete and accurate in advance of 30 September

31 Data Entry – Individual Record
LD Census Home You can add a new record here LD Census Database holds all records previously registered

32 Data Entry – Individual Record
Enter NHS Number And date of birth

33 Data Entry – Individual Record
Mandatory items are clearly shown Help text will be provided for each data item If patient exists the system will display data already held

34 Data Entry – Individual Record
Then add all required data as per dataset: Fields are either mandatory or “required” On the web form and file submission, validation errors will show up as data are submitted Help text will be available where required next to the data item to which it refers Explain difference between mandatory and required fields – i.e. missing mandatory field will mean you can’t submit – but does that apply to whole submission or just individual record. If individual records rejected on this basis need to make sure they find the information and add the record.

35 Data Entry – File Upload
If many patients – use file upload (csv format) Guidance will be available Mandatory fields MUST be completed in order to upload Upload file, report shows errors against relevant row Correct any errors and resubmit csv format – how to do this – there will be guidance

36 Data and Definitions Some Key Fields: NHS Number (Q2)
Postcode of patient’s usual address (Q5) Patient’s date of birth (Q8) Reason for Hospitalisation (Mental Illness, Learning Disability, Challenging Behaviour, Personality Disorder/Self Harm/Other (Q15) Disability (Sight, Hearing, Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Mobility Impairment) (Q ) Hospital Site Location ID (Q32) Hospital Site Location name (Q33) Hospital Site Location postcode (Q34) Service Type (MH or LD ward) (Q35) Service type – Mental Health or Learning Disability ward Disability – sight, hearing, Learning Disability, autistic spectrum disorder, mobility

37 Data and Definitions Learning disability includes the presence of:
A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence), with; A reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning) which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development Valuing People A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century A White Paper March 2001

38 Content and rationale Patient registration information
As at 30 September Provides national snapshot of service receipt Definitive (actual) rather than estimated Identifies how close to home people are receiving services Why they are receiving this type of service

39 Information on admission
Determines formal / informal nature of accommodation treatment and if current Patterns of referral – which agencies are referring to specialist services Are stays lengthy – residential accommodation or assessment and treatment? Which needs are not being met in communities close to home?

40 Experience of care Determination of the frequency of incidents:
Self harm Accidents Physical assault Restraint Seclusion What is the national picture for incidents and how do provider units compare with this?

41 Accommodation and location
Type of environment – are outcomes associated to facilities? Where are services being provided and for how many patients?

42 Patient care details Is care planned, agreed and reviewed with access to support from services and families locally? Is medication a significant factor in the provision of treatment and care? Are safeguards in place? What is the cost of care?

43 Key Messages Census date = 30 September 2013 Register before then
Please complete form in pack with details of contact Prepare data in advance Helpdesk =

44 Health and Social Care Information Centre - Contacts
Catherine Faley Judith Ellison Robert Cavalleri HSCIC Contact Centre:


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