NHS London asked all primary care trusts to report on their progress against the Sir Jonathon Michael’s and Ombudsman’s recommendations utilising the Self Assessment Framework.
‘Healthcare for All’ and the ‘Six Lives’ investigation by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and Local Government Ombudsman highlighted a series of failings in the care and treatment for people with learning disabilities in acute hospitals and primary care settings.
The information for the Westminster Learning Disability Health Self-Assessment was gathered from NHS Westminster, Westminster City Council, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, Central London Community Healthcare, Central North West London Mental Health Trust, advocacy, service users and their carers. The purpose of the self assessment was to measure the effectiveness of health services for people with learning disabilities in accordance with the NHS London health performance framework.
The performance framework was based on the assessment of ‘4 Top Targets’ that demonstrated Westminster’s progress in meeting the recommendations made by Sir Jonathan Michael’s Independent Inquiry ‘Healthcare for All’ and the ‘Six Lives’ investigation by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
Westminster scored well in the assessment and NHS London has congratulated NHS Westminster on being the lead performer in London in meeting the health needs of people with learning disabilities. Westminster was the only London borough to score green overall.