Winterbourne Medicines Programme
About the programme
In The Department of Health review '
Transforming care: A national response to Winterbourne
View Hospital', concerns were reported over the misuse of
medications in people with learning disabilities whose behaviour
NHS Improving Quality supported the design and delivery of an
improvement programme which aimed to ensure medicines are used in a
safe, appropriate and proportionate way and their use is optimised
to achieve improved outcomes.
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We were delighted to work with six partnership organisations.
The aim of this partnership was to review current processes, test
new sustainable ways of working and share notable practice to
improve the lives of people who have a learning disability and
whose behaviour may challenge.
Community of practice
We are also working in partnership with the NHS 6Cs learning
disability community of practice. This community is a virtual group
of people who want to be involved in improving learning disability
community to take part in forums, share blogs, documents,
guidelines, good practice and videos. We will also be hosting
a number of webinars for community members to learn more about
quality improvement. Join the group and get involved!
For further information about the programme and projects, please
do not hesitate to contact:
07721 761 744