All inpatients with learning disabilities or autism to have case review in next 12 months, says health secretaryBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6380 (Published 05 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6380
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
The government has announced that all inpatients with learning disabilities or autism in mental health hospitals in England will have their care reviewed over the next 12 months.
Every patient will be given a date for discharge or a clear explanation where this is not appropriate, the health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, pledged. The review will also provide all 2250 inpatients in England with learning disabilities or autism with a plan to move them closer towards being …