NHS Improvement commissions national LD data collection

The NHSI – Learning Disability Improvement Standards review is a national data collection, commissioned by NHS Improvement (NHSI) and run by the NHS Benchmarking Network (NHSBN). The data collection has been designed to fully understand the extent of Trust compliance with the recently published NHSI Learning Disability Improvement Standards and identify improvement opportunities.

The improvement standards reflect the strategic objectives and priorities described in national policies and programmes, in particular those arising from Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities Programme and the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme. Compliance with these standards requires Trusts to assure themselves that they have the necessary structures, processes, workforce and skills to deliver the outcomes that people with learning disabilities, their families and carers, expect and deserve. It also demonstrates a commitment to sustainable quality improvement in developing services and pathways for people with learning disabilities. The standards review aims to collect data from a number of perspectives to understand the overall quality of care across learning disability services.

  • The NHS Benchmarking Network have been in touch with all Learning Disability providers
  • A letter from Ian Dalton, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement ha been sent to all Chief Executives to appoint a contact for the data collection. 
  • Data collection will take place from 17th September to 30th November 2018.

Further details can be found on our dedicated NHSI-LD webpages or please contact, Jessica.walsh1@nhs.net