Issue - meetings
Transforming Care for People who have a Learning Disability and or Autism - Update report
- Webcast for Transforming Care for People who have a Learning Disability and or Autism - Update report
The Associate Director of Transformation and Partnerships (NHS Cheshire and Merseyside) introduced the report which detailed the Transforming Care Programme, which was a national programme led by NHS England aimed at improving health and care services so that more people with learning disabilities and/or autism can live in the community, with the right support, close to home and have the same opportunities as anyone else.
The report provided an update on the delivery of the programme, including the number of inpatients which was reported as 4 adults and over the target of 2 adult inpatients, but that 3 of these patients had discharge destinations planned. It also updated on the number of inpatients for Children and Young People, with 1 young person remaining in specialist placement and work ongoing to prepare for discharge into the community with the necessary and appropriate levels of support. It was reported that care treatment reviews had successfully prevented two admissions from taking place which was welcomed by the Board.
The Board discussed the complex needs of residents with learning disabilities or autism and issues they faced around hospital discharge and choice of care. It was argued that the local target for Annual Health Checks should exceed the 70% national target.
Resolved – That the report be noted.