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NIHR Signal General hospital care for children with learning disabilities has scope for improvement
Less than half of NHS staff surveyed said they were routinely informed that a child has learning disabilities through a dedicated flagging system on admission. Many general hospital staff lack confidence and organisational support in providing care for children and young people with learning disabilities. In an NIHR national hospital staff-awareness survey, staff were uncertain or unaware of local policy and practice. Only half of the children’s hospitals had a learning disability nurse, ...
NIHR Signal Closer working between care home staff and visiting healthcare professionals could improve residents’ health
Promoting integration between care home staff and visiting healthcare professionals was the common success ingredient behind diverse efforts to improve residents’ health. Collectively called “relational working”, it involved things like staff jointly identifying, planning and implementing care procedures. Other approaches, like paying doctors to do more in care homes, and or investing in training of care home staff, were not linked to better outcomes on their own. People in c...
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