Extracts taken from CQC - Care Quality Commission - media release.
'People often not at the centre of their own care, says CQC as it publishes reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities
'The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a further 20 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.
'The programme is looking at whether people experience safe and appropriate care, treatment and support and whether they are protected from abuse. A national report into the findings of the programme will be published in the Spring.
'An area of concern to emerge from an initial analysis of the first 40 reports is that many services are failing to provide patient-centred care – that is, care that is based on the individual needs of people using the services.
'Bernadette Hanney, National project lead for the learning disability review said: “People must be placed at the centre of their care. We have found that too often people are not involved in the development of their care plans. And often those care plans lack detail about the person’s preferences, which can have an adverse impact on the quality of care provided.'
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