Mandatory Autism And LD Training After Teen’s Death

While I agree that Learning Disability and Autism training should be mandatory, so should Training on Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Dols) and the forthcoming change of Dols to LPS (Liberty Protection Safeguards) effective from October 2020.

However, in this instance, while Learning Disability and Autism was relevant, surely the adherence to the policy on allergies is also relevant as this should be an underling principle for any organisation, especiallywithin health.

Same Difference

Readers, for a few days, I will only be posting links with relevant titles. This is due to not having access to a computer. I will still do my best to bring you content.

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Government takes small step over risk of NHS care home discrimination

It should be an individuals right to be able to live where they chose to and not where an authority states they should. Care is personal to the individual and should never be reduced in quality or quantity.

Long term care should not be metered by cost, but by individual need in accordance with their choice. Why should having a disability or a life long condition mean their choice cannot be respected.

How Far Can NHS Cuts Go?


This is the Lancaster family – Nicola and Ian have spent ten years looking after their severely-disabled child 24-7, their only break coming once a month, when he went to a respite centre for the weekend. Now the centre is closing, because there’s no #NHS money to run it – and this is not an isolated case….

Source: How Far Can NHS Cuts Go? – Paul Moss  @BBCPaulMoss

This is indeed not an isolated incident and is not only related to Children’s Social Care and health services, but also to Adult Social Care and health services.

While there are needs for those children and adults who are in need of care and are entitled to Assessments of Needs, the Carers themselves also have needs and they are entitled to their own Carers Assessments for carers of children being * The Children and Families Act 2014 amends the Children Act 1989 and for carers of adults *The Care Act 2014. Here are some Care Act Factsheets.

When it comes to funding where needs have been assessed then that need should be provided and this should not be delayed pending disputes between social services and health.

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Thousands of patients could be forced into care homes due to CCG cuts | News | Health Service Journal

Thousands of patients could be forced into residential care as a result of clinical commissioning groups restricting funding for care at home, data shared with HSJ reveals.

Source: Thousands of patients could be forced into care homes due to CCG cuts | News | Health Service Journal

Patients being charged £3,500 for surgery that usually costs £800 | Daily Mail Online

Hospitals are increasingly encouraging the elderly and others affected to pay for the procedure out of their own pocket as it is being rationed by the National Health Service.

Source: Patients being charged £3,500 for surgery that usually costs £800 | Daily Mail Online

The state the NHS has become under the Tories.

The current NHS is a fudge and is using sticking plasters to camouflage a system that is not working.

The Government, NHS England, CEOs of all NHS Trusts and lead doctors from all CCGs need to discuss a way to go forward to bring the NHS into the organisation that it should be.

Now is not the time to bring in the new doctors contracts as the plasters need to be repaced with an effective and efficient service before any changes are brought in without total agreement.

Red tape is diverting residential homes from caring, review reports | Community Care

Government to explore options for cutting bureaucracy after adult care homes tell review of inconsistent monitoring and being overloaded with form filling

Source: Red tape is diverting residential homes from caring, review reports | Community Care

Should we be worried about CCG conflicts of interest?

Original post from The King’s Fund

‘……………….Ruth Robertson  Fellow, Health Policy