The impact of transforming care on the care and safety of patients with intellectual disabilities and forensic needs

Taylor, John, McKinnon, Iain, Thorpe, Ian and Gillmer, Bruce (2017) The impact of transforming care on the care and safety of patients with intellectual disabilities and forensic needs. BJPsych Bulletin, 41 (4). pp. 205-208. ISSN 2056-4694

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Abstract

NHS England recently published a national plan to develop community services for people with intellectual disabilities and autism who display challenging behaviour by using resources from the closure of a large number of hospital beds. An ambitious timescale has been set to implement this plan. The bed closure programme is moving ahead rapidly, but there has been little progress in developing community services to support it. This paper discusses the impact of the gap between policy and practice on the care and safety of patients with intellectual disabilities and forensic needs who form a distinct subgroup of the target population and are being disproportionately affected by this government policy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 10:46
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 15:58
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31590

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