Learning Disabilities for Providers

The NHS planning guidance outlined nine ‘must dos’ for every local health system, including to deliver actions to transform care for people with learning disabilities. Within this area, the nine ‘must dos’ include implementing enhanced community provision, reducing inpatient capacity, and rolling out care and treatment reviews in line with published policy. Our Learning Disabilities project supports organisations to measure their performance against that of their peers. Looking at both inpatient and community provision, the project considers service models, access and activity metrics, workforce, finance, quality, effectiveness and safety, as well as patient outcomes. The Network’s Learning Disabilities project is the largest source of data available anywhere in the NHS.

This project is for all providers of Learning Disabilities services. Subscribing member organisations who participate in this project will receive:

  • Access to a benchmarking toolkit, allowing you to benchmark your service across hundreds of metrics
  • A bespoke dashboard report outlining key messages and metrics, which compares your local position against nationally reported positions
  • A high-level report outlining key messages and metrics for Learning Disabilities services nationally
  • The opportunity to attend the Learning Disabilities services conference to hear from national speakers and member good practice sites

2017/18 benchmarking project

The 2017 Learning Disabilities benchmarking project collected 2016/17 data and had 49 Trusts and Health Boards make 69 submissions. Participants have received a national summary report, bespoke report, and online toolkit.

Download a summary of the project together with the 2017 highlights.

2018/19 benchmarking project

The Learning Disabilities benchmarking project is running in 2018/19 collecting 2017/18 data. 

For queries about this project, please contact Jessica Walsh.

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