Transforming Care for people with Learning disabilities and/or autism
Coventry and Warwickshire was named as one of the country’s six Transforming Care fast-track sites for learning disabilities and autism. Led by NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG, the programme involves health and social care providers across the region and represents a great example of collaboration, prevention and multi-agency work. It is centred on the service-user as it is based on improved models of care and outcomes and not on savings.
The new model of care introduced over the year is about managing people in crisis and, wherever possible and appropriate, avoiding hospital admissions. Learning the lessons from incidents like Winterbourne View, the emphasis is about getting people out of hospitals where there is a danger they will become institutionalised and improving their quality of life in the community wrapped in appropriate support packages.
The programme has been a huge success with a 40% reduction in average length of inpatient stay over the last year in Coventry and Rugby alone. It has resulted in the length of stay for a patient in hospital falling from an average of 176 days in March 2015 to 35 in March 2016 vastly improving the quality of life and experience of the patients involved.
View case studies to see some of the differences we have made so far.
Transforming Care consists of key local health and social care organisations as listed below (in no particular order):
Coventry City Council
NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS North Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Warwickshire County Council