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Learning Disability Service Framework: Consultation Document

Creator:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI)

Subject Keywords: Standards of care, Service users, Carers, Family
Topic: Mental Health
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

The overall aim of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) (the Department) is to improve the health and social wellbeing of the people of Northern Ireland (NI).

In support of this the Department is developing a range of Service Frameworks, which set out explicit standards for health and social care that are evidence based and capable of being measured.

The first round of Service Frameworks focuses on the most significant causes for ill health and disability - cardiovascular health and wellbeing; respiratory health and wellbeing; cancer prevention, treatment and care; mental health and wellbeing; and learning disability. Work has also commenced to develop Service Frameworks for children and young people and older people.

Service Frameworks have been identified as a major strand of the reform of health and social care services and provide an opportunity to:
- strengthen the integration of health and social care services;
- enhance health and social wellbeing, to include identification of those at risk, and prevent/ protect individuals and local populations from harm and /or disease;
- promote evidence-informed practice;
- focus on safe and effective care; and
- enhance multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral working.

 

All Service Frameworks incorporate a specific set of standards that are identified as Generic. These, essentially, are intended to apply to all the population, or all HSC professionals or all service users, regardless of their health condition or social grouping. These include:

  •  involvement
  •  communication 
  •  smoking prevention & cessation 
  •  healthy eating & physical activity 
  •  alcohol 
  •  palliative care 

 

 

Date:

01/12/2011

Rights: © Crown copyright
Suggested citation:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI). (2011) Learning Disability Service Framework: Consultation Document [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/267082 [Accessed: 16th July 2019].

  

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