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Learning disabilities census Directions 2014

Directions given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate the learning disabilities census; and to exercise the system delivery functions described in the direction.


To support the Department of Health in meeting the recommendations of Transforming Care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital and the Concordat: Programme of Action, by delivering an audit of learning disability services for people with challenging behaviour to take a snapshot of provision, numbers of out of area placements and lengths of stay.

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