Skip navigation
More...

Implementing the NICE guidance for improving Mental Health Services For People with Learning Disabilities

Monday 26 June 2017
De Vere West Once Conference Centre, London

Implementing the NICE guidance for improving  Mental Health Services For People with Learning Disabilities

This event has now past, but there may well be news on the event including presentations and quotes from the day at our News pages here, a full list of our forthcoming events is available here.

Follow the conference on Twitter #QS4LearnDisMH

Are you aware of the New National Quality Standard for Learning disabilities: identifying and managing mental health problems quality standard (QS142) January 2017?  Read in full here

This quality standard has now been incorporated into the NICE pathways on challenging behaviour and learning disabilities and mental health problems in people with learning disabilities, which makes attending this conference essential learning for service providers, and front line staff required to adhere to the pathways. 


The quality standard covers the prevention, assessment and management of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings including health, social care, education, and forensic and criminal justice. It also covers family members, carers and care workers.

The guidance has set out 5 quality standards:

  • Young people and adults with learning disabilities have an annual health check that includes a review of mental health problems.
  • People with learning disabilities who need a mental health assessment are referred to a professional with expertise in mental health problems in people with learning disabilities.
  • People with learning disabilities and a serious mental illness have a key worker to coordinate their care.
  • People with learning and mental health problems who are receiving psychological interventions have them tailored to their preferences, level of understanding, and strengths and needs.
  • People with learning disabilities who are taking antipsychotic drugs that are not reduced or stopped have annual documentation on reasons for continuing this prescription.

This conference will look at how you can implement and ensure adherence to the quality standard in practice and ensure you are being compliant whilst improving care. Implementation of the guidance is the responsibility of your local commissioners and providers, and it is your responsibility to ensure effective person centered pathways are achieved. When you attend this one day event you will have to opportunity to discuss your concerns and hopes for improving your own service and learn how other organisations are already implementing the quality standard and guidance, you will return to your organisation with tangible information and advice on implementing the NICE quality standard to improve your service.

You will hear from speakers who helped design the new quality standard and you will receive national updates and presentations on practical case studies whilst the conferences over arching focus will be on improving care for people with learning disabilities mental health problems.

Your sessions on the day will focus on putting personal experience first, monitoring adherence against the standards in practice, alignment of care with the preferences and needs of people with learning disabilities and the needs of their families and carers, using annual health checks to review of both physical and mental health problems, developing individual care plans tailored to the individual needs, using mental health assessments for referral to a professional with expertise and ensuring people with learning disabilities who are taking antipsychotic drugs are not reduced or stopped & have annual documentation on reasons for continuing this prescription.

Also of interest

Book
Medically Unexplained Symptoms/Somatic Symptom Disorder National Summit 2018
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Manchester Conference Centre
Manchester
Book
Implementing the NICE 2018 guidelines for Dementia
Friday 13 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Dual Diagnosis: Improving the Management of severe mental illness and substance misuse
Friday 13 July 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Book
Book
Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding
Monday 10 September 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Improving Physical Health Outcomes for people with Mental Health Conditions
Monday 10 September 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
Book
Decision Making and Mental Capacity Implementing the 2018 NICE Guidance
Friday 14 September 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children
Friday 21 September 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Book
Delivering Excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health
Friday 28 September 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Improving Mental Health Crisis Care
Monday 1 October 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
The International Practitioner Health Summit 2018: The Wounded Healer
Thursday 4 October 2018Friday 5 October
30 Euston Square
London
Book
Assessing Risk in Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
Friday 5 October 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Book
The Mental Capacity Act Masterclass
Friday 12 October 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Masterclass: Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment & Management of Eating Disorders
Friday 19 October 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
Mental Health Awareness Training
Monday 12 November 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre
London
Book
BASWBritish Psychotherapy FoundationGood Governance InstitutePsychotherapy ExcellenceSkills for Care
GGI (Good Governance Institute) accredited conferences CPD Member ASGBI (Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland) professional partner BADS (British Association of Day Surgery) accredited conferences