NICEMental health problems with learning disability consultation – NICE

NICE quality standards are a concise set of prioritised statements designed to drive measurable quality improvements within a particular area of health or care.

This quality standard will cover the prevention, assessment and management of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in health, social care, educational, forensic and criminal justice settings. It will also cover family members, carers and care workers.

The quality standard is expected to contribute to improvements in the following outcomes:

  • identifying mental health needs
  • psychiatric hospital admissions
  • patient experience of primary care and secondary care quality of life of people with learning disabilities and carers
  • patient and carer satisfaction.

Find out more and download the consultation documents here.