The aim of these guidelines is to make sure that people with learning disabilities are able to access high quality healthcare when attending hospital for diagnostic investigations or treatment/care, and that reasonable adjustments are made as required. Each person with learning disabilities should then have a positive patient experience as a result.
Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Commissioning Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
This practical guide is designed to support Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), with Local Authorities and Learning Disability Partnership Boards, to commission health services in ways that achieve better health outcomes for people with learning disabilities in a challenging financial climate.
The SEPSIS KILLS program aims to reduce preventable harm to patients through improved recognition and management of severe infection and sepsis in emergency departments and inpatient wards throughout New South Wales.
The IHI Severe Sepsis Bundles contain elements drawn from the International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and represent packages of care to be delivered for all patients presenting with severe sepsis or septic shock.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012
Severe sepsis and septic shock are major healthcare problems, affecting millions of people around the world each year, killing one in four (and often more), and increasing in incidence.
This ‘care bundle’ will help healthcare organisations to be consistently alert to, and to respond to, the needs of people with learning disabilities, and their families and carers, when they access general hospital services.
Every year around 294,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer and around 155,000 will die from the disease. It is the leading cause of mortality in people under the age of 75.
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) began a programme of work in 2007 to improve patient safety in cancer. The programme consists of three main areas: radiotherapy, chemotherapy and delayed diagnosis.
The Mencap “Death by Indifference” campaign summarises the initial “Death by Indifference” Report which tells the stories of six deaths of people with learning disabilities, the subsequent Inquiry “Healthcare for All” and the “Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities”.