10th September 2010
The focus of the September 2010 CB-NSG meeting was on 3 of the charter topics: health, workforce and evidence based practice. Audrey Giles (family carer) shared her lived experience on these issues.
Ben Dyson (Director of Primary Care, Department of Health) explained how individuals who display challenging behaviour will be included in the new NHS commissioning arrangements.
Professor Eric Emerson explained the role of the newly established Improving Health & Lives: Learning Disabilities Observatory and the opportunities available to link with this work.
Dr Sarah Bernard (South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) highlighted the mental health needs of children and adolescents with challenging behaviour and the lack of appropriate learning disability service provision.
Peter McGill & Jo Poynter presented data gathered on high cost placements, Dr Sarah Bernard presented a draft pamphlet for commissioners highlighting the importance of well matched and skilled staff. Vivien Cooper led a discussion which led to a CB-NSG response to the Carers Strategy Refresh.
Members of the CB-NSG developed three further action plans workforce, evidence based practice and health.
Written updates were provided by the steering group documenting all the progress and key achievements since the March 2010 meeting.