Winterbourne View: transforming care one year on

By Jane Williams

In January 2013, we looked at the final report and concordat of the Department of Health in response to the appalling treatment of vulnerable patients at Winterbourne View Hospital. That report, Transforming Care, set out a programme of action to seek to transform services for individuals with learning disabilities or autism who also have mental health conditions or challenging behaviour. The government has now published a further report, assessing progress to date against the challenges and milestones set 12 months ago.

This latest report, One Year On, comprises seven chapters and three appendices, including a lengthy chart at appendix 1 recording progress in the various work strands of the programme, across all the concordat commitments.

The programme had as its aim: to transform services so that people no longer live inappropriately in hospitals but are cared for in line with best practice, based on their individuals needs, with their wishes and those of their families listened to and at the heart of the planning and delivery of their care…

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