Data collection for NHSI Learning Disability Improvement Standards project is now open

NHS Benchmarking Network have now opened the data collection for all Acute, Community, Mental Health and Ambulance Trusts to participate in the Learning Disability Improvement Standards review. The project, commissioned by NHS Improvement, is a national data collection designed to fully understand the extent of Trust compliance with the recently published NHSI Learning Disability Improvement Standards and to identify improvement opportunities.

Who can participate?

All Acute, Community, Mental Health and Ambulance Trusts are all included in the scope of the data collection, with an additional data collection for providers of specialist learning disability services.

What is involved?

  • There will be an organisational level data collection, completed from the perspective of a nominated Executive Learning Disability lead, which will collate data on policies, activity, the impact of the care delivered, service quality and outcomes.

  • A staff survey, completed from the staff perspective, this will be used to survey the workforce, training and skills available.

  • A service user survey, completed from the patient perspective, this will be used to survey the quality of care received by people with learning disabilities, and overall patient experience.

Data collection is open from Monday 17th September – Friday 30th November. Participation in the project is completed via the members’ area listed as: NHSI – Learning Disabilities. If you have any queries about data collection, please contact Alex Ng, Project Coordinator.

You can find out more about the project through the dedicated NHSI-LD webpages.

We are looking forward to working alongside NHS Improvement for this project and will be delivering a number of project outputs, including reports and toolkits at the end of the project cycle.