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Transforming Care (Care and Treatment Reviews)

Following the shocking abuse seen at Winterbourne View, a hospital for people with learning disabilities and autism, in 2011, People with learning disabilities, family carers, health and social care organisations came together to form the Transforming Care programme.

The Transforming Care programme aims to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition.

The programme has three key aims:

  • To improve quality of care for people with a learning disability and/or autism
  • To improve quality of life for people with a learning disability and/or autism
  • To enhance community ability and reducing the number of people going into hospital inappropriately and staying there too long.
  • Care Education and Treatment Reviews (CETR) were introduced to help people in hospital, to prevent unnecessary admissions into hospital and where people do need to go into hospital to support there being clearly specified intended treatment outcomes and a discharge plan.

    CETR’s are for children and adults with a learning disability, autism or both. CETRs were developed as part of NHS England’s commitment to improving the care of people with learning disabilities autism or both. The ‘Care and Treatment Review: Policy and Guidance’ was first published in October 2015. It has been refreshed and improved in March 2017 and improved following a period

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Last updated: 15/01/2019
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