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1 Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Commissioning Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups Dr Matt Hoghton; RCGP Clinical Champion Learning Disabilities Sue Turner; Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory Dr Ian Hall; Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, Royal College of Psychiatrists

2 Aim of guide To bring information about people with learning disabilities and links to good practice guidance together in one document.

3 Structure of guidance Primary care (general good practice) Acute care Specialist learning disability services Wider health and wellbeing and public health issues Cross cutting commissioning considerations Mental health services (JCP writing) Appendices - Commissioning cycle and Clinical lead Job Description.

4 Key Messages Know about children and adults with learning disabilities and families locally. Find out what they need and want. Ensure the information is in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and use it to inform strategy. Use what is out there (SAF, Partnership Boards, local expertise and good practice guidance). Turn good practice into common practice.

5 Key messages Commissioners remain accountable for the services they commission. Work in partnership with The NHS Commissioning Board, Health and Wellbeing Boards, Local Authorities, public health and providers. Commission to reduce health inequalities – and ensure commissioned services are underpinned by Valuing People principles (Rights, Independence, Control and Inclusion). Better health for people with learning disabilities is everyone’s responsibility.

6 Primary care – good practice CCGs should have a learning disability lead (job description appendix II) Health checks promoted Up to date registers Flagging system Reasonable adjustments Data collection to inform service planning Support for family carers Support access to other primary care services Specialist learning disability services can help.

7 Acute hospital services The Monitor Compliance Framework Patients with learning disabilities identified Reasonable adjustments in place Support for family carers Training for staff Representation of people and families Regular audit of above Learning disability liaison functions or equivalent

8 Acute hospital services Death by indifference: 74 deaths and counting Robust care pathways and use of a Patient Passport Use of a pain identification tool and training Full compliance with Mental Capacity Act Board level ownership

9 Specialist learning disability services Community learning disability teams Various models but all teams should: Enable access to other services Provide direct assessment and support Some areas also have intensive response teams. Health facilitators/acute liaison nurses Enable access – increasing evidence of effectiveness Assessment and treatment services Should only be used as part of an agreed care pathway with clear outcomes and discharge plan Forensic services and the criminal justice system Prevention, identification and support

10 Specialist learning disability services Core service spec. for learning disability services being developed by NHS Commissioning Board, ADASS and other key partners - due March 2013 Quality of health principles to be embedded in NHS contracting

11 Wider health and wellbeing Partnership working with Health and Wellbeing Board and others to tackle social determinants of poorer health. SAF indicators Data on access to disease prevention and screening compared to general population collected, and support to access services provided. Well functioning partnership agreements between health and social care.

12 Where to find the guide For Guide Easy read guide Presentation Easy read presentation

13 Reasonable adjustments reports Reasonable adjustments in cancer screening – August 2012 Reasonable adjustments in Dentistry – October Reasonable adjustments to eye care services (with SeeAbiity). January Reasonable adjustments and diabetes – by end March Planned – Health checks, dementia, Mental Capacity Act…

14 Other IHaL work Health checks – evidence into practice update Hospital admissions that should not happen Joint conference with the Confidential Inquiry – 20 th /21 st March Health Equality Framework – putting it into practice – 18 th April

15 Any questions?


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