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Learning disabilities health check scheme, England, Quarters 1 and 2, 2016-17

23:54 May 29, 2017 - 09:30 April 11, 2017
Publication date: April 11, 2017
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Summary

The learning disabilities health check scheme is designed to encourage practices to identify all patients aged 14 and over with learning disabilities, to maintain a learning disabilities 'health check' register and offer them an annual health check, which will include producing a health action plan.

The learning disabilities health check scheme operates on a quarterly basis. This release contains data for the first two quarters of the 2016-17 reporting year; subsequent releases will contain data for one reporting quarter at a time.

The learning disabilities health check scheme is one of a number of GP enhanced services. Enhanced services are voluntary reward programmes that cover primary medical services; one of their main aims is to reduce the burden on secondary care services. Data for other enhanced services are published annually, the latest release of these data is available at http://www.content.digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB22004

Key facts

Quarter 1
  • Data were collected from 84.3 per cent of all practices that were open and active at any point in the reporting year to date
  • 16,872* patients aged 14 years or over on practices’ agreed learning disabilities registers received a learning disability health check in the reporting quarter (these patients had not received a health check in a previous quarter in this financial year)

Quarter 2

  • Data were collected from 88.5 per cent of all practices that were open and active at any point in the reporting year to date
  • 23,919* patients aged 14 years or over on practices’ agreed learning disabilities registers received a learning disability health check in the reporting quarter (these patients had not received a health check in a previous quarter in this financial year)

*There are known data quality issues associated with these data. These are detailed in the Excel workbook.

The following datasets also relate to patients with learning disabilities. Please note that the data are not comparable between datasets (owing to differences in source, coverage, definition and purpose, for example).

 

Related Publications

Quality and outcomes framework (QOF) - primary care 
This framework rewards GP practices for the provision of quality care, including establishing and maintaining a learning disabilities register. This dataset has a very high coverage of GP practices across England, making the register a highly robust resource. 
http://content.digital.nhs.uk/qof
 
Health and care of people with learning disabilities - primary care 
The largest ever collection of data on the health and care of people with learning disabilities, this publication provides insight into key health issues for people who are recorded by their GP as having a learning disability, and comparative data about a control group who are not recorded by their GP as having a learning disability.  
http://content.digital.nhs.uk/article/7543/Health-and-Care-of-People-with-Learning-Disabilities  
 
Adult social care outcomes framework (ASCOF) - social care 
The ASCOF measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people. Two of the ASCOF measures relate to adult social care users with learning disabilities; 1E and 1G. Measure 1E looks at the proportion of adults with a learning disability in paid employment and 1G looks at the proportion who live in their own home or with their family. The measures can be accessed via the NHS Digital Indicator Portal, under the 'Social Care" group.  
https://indicators.hscic.gov.uk/webview/   
 
Mental health services dataset (MHSDS) - secondary care 
Data from providers of community and mental health services relating to inpatient care and referrals. Includes breakdowns for those patients with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders. 
http://content.digital.nhs.uk/mhldsreports   
 
Learning disabilities census - secondary care 
Annual collection of data from providers of inpatient care for those with learning disabilities in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Superseded by MHSDS collection. 
http://content.digital.nhs.uk/ldcensus  
 
Assuring transformation - secondary care 
Collection of data from commissioners relating to inpatient care for those with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder. These data were previously published on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, but the quarterly and annual releases have been discontinued. The monthly release is still ongoing and now incorporates some aspects of the quarterly release. 
http://content.digital.nhs.uk/article/6328/Reports-from-Assuring-Transformation-Collection  

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Coverage

Date Range: April 01, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Geographical coverage:
England

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